Sy Montgomery, winner of the 2010 Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award, has been honored with this year's Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal for Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Bird.
The Sibert committee said,
Kakapo Rescue is an inspiring call to action. This visually appealing and engaging book takes readers on an unforgettable journey to New Zealand. Naturalist Sy Montgomery and wildlife photographer Nic Bishop document the successes and failures of the rescue team dedicated to saving a species of flightless parrot numbering fewer than 100.
“Montgomery creates a sense of immediacy and urgency throughout this superbly photographed, first-hand account of scientists fighting to save this endearing parrot,” said Sibert Medal Committee Chair Barbara L. Brand
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