Suryia Swims!

Suryia Swims!

The True Story of How an Orangutan Learned to Swim

By Bhagavan Antle; Barry Bland (Photographer); Thea Feldman

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805093179, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2012


Suryia is not your average orangutan. In the first book about him, Suryia and Roscoe, Suryia found an unusual best friend: a dog named Roscoe. Now Suryia jumps into an unusual new hobby: swimming

Orangutans don't swim; it doesn't come naturally to them. But Suryia shows that adventures await those who are willing to try something new.

Set on a preserve for endangered animals, The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.), here is another true tale of an original orangutan the first ever known to swim

About the Author
Bhagavan Doc Antle is the founder and director of T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species) and the RSF (Rare Species Fund). He is widely recognized as one of the foremost wildlife conservationists in the world.

Barry Bland s work has been published in hundreds of national newspapers and magazines around the world. He photographed Dr. Bhagavan Antle and Thea Feldman's "The Tiger Cubs and the Chimp, " among other books.

Thea Feldman, a children s book writer and editor, has helped develop early reader series for various major children s book publishers. She is also a lifelong animal lover and has written numerous children s books about animals, worked at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and is a writer and editor for the Mayor s Alliance for NYC s Animals. She especially enjoys the opportunity to write early readers about animals. Her cat, Zoe, is not impressed.

Praise For Suryia Swims!

"Fans of Suryia and his canine pal, Roscoe, will surely enjoy this…”--School Library Journal

“Suryia’s interactions with his pool pals will bring smiles to the faces of animal lovers young and old.” --Kirkus Reviews

 Praise for Suryia and Roscoe: “Fans of cute animal books will be delighted.” —Booklist “Young animal lovers . . . will be eager to read about this unlikely pairing between a stray dog and an orangutan in a wildlife preserve. . . . The clean, photo album–like design, high-interest topic, accessible text and captivating images will likely garner Suryia and Roscoe legions of new friends.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The engaging animals will appeal to children.” —School Library Journal