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Talbott, Hudson.
New York : Harcourt, 2003.
IL 5-8, RL 6.8
ISBN 015216393X

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

Carey has to spend the two weeks with his Aunt Elaine.  Now, Aunt Elaine is a bit wacky so Carey isn't really sure he wants to go.  But this could be good.  They are heading to Kenya and go on a safari.  Join Carey and Aunt Elaine as they rescue a baby elephant, toss a frisbee to a crocodile and help nab a group of poachers.

Booktalk #2

"What did I say that sounded like 'I want to go to Africa with Aunt Elaine?'"  But here I am in Kenya with my aunt, who's too busy with her photo shoot to notice that I've met a Massai kid my age named Pilot and figured out a way to go with him and his father on a safari to the Massai Mara Reserve.  She did give me a camera and a journal that might come in handy if I find anything to write about.

Kenya is amazing! "It's like National Geographic with smells."  I even lost my Frisbee to a crocodile!  Animals are everywhere and the Massai people live with them, and try to protect them from poachers.  I even helped catch one of the poachers that I first noticed on the plane ride over here.  I'm using my journal to write down what is going on.  What started as a lousy two week trip with Aunt Elaine has become a wild adventure and given me a true friend in Pilot.  Check out everything I saw and drew and learned when you read Safari Journal by Hudson Talbott.   (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee, 2004-05)

SUBJECTS:     Kenya -- Fiction.
                        Poaching -- Fiction.
                        Endangered species -- Fiction.
                        Jungle animals -- Fiction.
                        Aunts -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers --Fiction.


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