Oh, frabjous day! I’ve seen an advance copy of The Chiru of High Tibet (due out in October) and I’m so excited I want to fill a wagon with copies and carry them to my favorite libraries, to my friends’ favorite libraries, to libraries I don’t even know.
I hope The Chiru of High Tibet will spark an interest in readers about the trek to find the birthing place as well as a more general interest in Tibet. For those who would like additional information about the trek, this link to an article in National Geographic Magazine may be useful. I read this article many times as I was researching and getting ready to write the book.
National Geographic writers have prepared a lesson plan for grades 6 through 8 relating to the efforts to save the chiru. Included in this lesson plan are links to other National Geographic articles about chiru. Whether one uses all the activities in the lesson plan or selects from the possibilities, some activities based on this lesson plan would make good follow-ups to reading the book.
Watch this space for art connections, cooking connections, social studies connections to this book.