Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia by Sy Montgomery. A Scientists in the Field Book.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: August 2009
List Price: $18.00
Review: Saving the Ghost of the Mountain is written by Sy Montgomery and the photographer is Nic Bishop. The book is a non-fiction that takes you on a journey with Sy Montgomery, Nic Bishop and scientist, Tom McCarthy. It tells you what they felt and gives you some personal insight. The setting of this book is in Mongolia.
The scientist Tom McCarthy had dedicated his life and career to Blue, a snow leopard. The scientist Sy Montgomery and the others went on a trip to Mongolia. The Saving the Ghost of the Mountain takes you on an adventure to different states/regions in Mongolia. The scientist explores small valleys, and tall mountains. Also, the reader can see how to build a Ger (tent). The scientist finds scats and footprints of the leopards. In fact, the reader can read all about snow leopard. They can learn about the habitat, food and even appearance. They live in the mountains of Mongolia, and eat small game. Did you know that snow leopards can cover 25 miles in one night? Also, the Altai Mountains in Mongolia stretch for 1000 miles.
I enjoyed Saving the Ghost of the Mountain. It taught me a little Mongolian. For example, "Tim-ay" means Camel. Any reader can enjoy this book and can be expert on the snow leopards. I learned many facts and also, I learned that snow leopards travel alone expect a mother with her cubs. I also learned that snow leopards are most active from dawn to dusk. The reader can really enjoy the book and can be a great research tool. I really enjoyed Saving the Ghost of the Mountain.
Review written by Vraj (7th grade student).
We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia for this review.
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