Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

Rare and Endangered

by John Dowd

This riveting narrative delivers adventure, suspense, and realistic characters while sending an important message about environmental conservation.

In this sequel to Hogsty Reef, teenagers Jim and Julia reunite in the Turks and Caicos Islands to work in a research station studying endangered wildlife. While on the island, these two inquisitive youngsters become involved in the search for a missing naturalist. But this quest leads them directly into the hands of poachers who have ravaged the island’s precious fauna and intend to sell them in the black market of endangered and threatened animals.

Jim, Julia, and their new friend Miles are caged with the animals and flown to the Dominican Republic just as a hurricane blows in. How will they escape their captors and the deadly storm? Will they be able to stop the poaching operation?

With one eye on a twisting and turning plot line and the other on a message concerning the importance of conservation and ecological balance, John Dowd will teach and delight readers.

Paperback: $5.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-217-0
Total Pages: 169
Size: 5 x 7 1/8
Language: English
Accelerated Reader
AR Quiz#: 47245
AR Reading Level: 6.3
AR Points: 5

F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: X
F&P Grade: 6

Reading Counts
Reading Counts Level: 6.8
Reading Counts Points: 9
Reading Counts Interest Level: 6-8

Meet the Author

John Dowd is a true adventurer, as well as a writer and photojournalist. He has worked as a seaman on a Danish freighter out of Libya; taught at New Zealand’s Anakiwa Outward Bound School; paddled from Punta Arenas to Puerto Montt in Chile on assignment for National Geographic; and established himself in the Guinness Book of World Records by leading a 3600 kilometer kayak expedition from Venezuela to Miami along the Caribbean island chain. He is the author of Hogsty Reef and Rare and Endangered. He lives in Canada.