The Chiru of High Tibet

A True Story

By Jacqueline Briggs Martin; Linda Wingerter (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618581306, 40pp.)

Publication Date: September 27, 2010

List Price: $17.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2011 Kids' Next List
“This graceful picture book lets children experience the secret world of a rare wild species hidden away deep in the remotest reaches of Tibet. Wide, sweeping landscapes and the simplest story telling convey the patience and care of the scientists and explorers who sought the secrets of the chiru.”
-- Mary Taft, Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, IA


The true gripping story of how scientist George Schaller and four mountain men set out to save the chiru (antelope-like creatures who cannot survive captivity and who live on the high plains of Tibet) from near extinction.

About the Author

 Linda Wingerter, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, grew up in a family of artists in rural Maine. She now lives in West Haven, Connecticut.

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