Gaia Wild

By Diane Haynes
Walrus Books, Paperback, 9781552859360, 314pp.

Publication Date: January 2010

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"Join feisty teen activist Jane Ray as she embarks on a wild adventure to save a captive elephant."

In this exciting and timely addition to the popular "Jane Ray's Wildlife Rescue" series, young activist Jane Ray faces the challenges and rewards of animal rescue and rehabilitation. Readers and educators alike will enjoy the fascinating information, interactive resources and animal rescue tips.

When a film production company arrives in Cedar's Ridge to shoot a movie, everyone in the city is excited -- except Jane Ray. One of the film stars is not being treated very well: Gaia the elephant is kept in tiny quarters and forced to kneel, walk and trumpet on command. Jane soon learns that Animal Actors Inc. wants to buy Gaia from the local zoo and put her to work, and Jane is determined to sabotage the plans. When the sale falls through and Gaia is scheduled to be euthanized, Jane decides it's up to her to save Gaia's life and restore the elephant's freedom.

About the Wildlife Rescue Series:

When you carve a city out of a rainforest, you can be sure the animals are going to need somebody on their side. In "Wildlife Rescue," reluctant heroine Jane Ray is that somebody. An exciting new series that explores the challenges and rewards of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, Wildlife Rescue is packed with fascinating facts and interactive resources including volunteer opportunities and animal rescue how-to's.

"Wildlife Rescue" is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere.

About the Author
Author and animal welfare activist Diane Haynes began volunteering at the Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. after a canola oil spill in Burrard Inlet. First published at the age of eight, she worked as a shoe salesperson, ice cream scooper, receptionist, marketing director, and technical editor before realizing she'd had it all figured out in grade three. She's been a freelance feature writer for 15 years, and was recently nominated for a National Magazine Award.
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