Unstoppable (Hardcover)

True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals

By Nancy Furstinger

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544879669, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 10, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Chris P. Bacon was born with malformed legs, but with the help of a wheelchair made of construction toys, he’s become a hero to people with similar challenges.

Nancy Furstinger profiles Chris P. Bacon and many other animals in Unstoppable—all of whom are making their way around with the help of prosthetics, braces, orthotics and wheelchairs! Readers will meet the caretakers, prosthetists, vets, and loving families that help to make recovery possible. Furstinger offers a glimpse into the cutting-edge technologies, such as 3D printing and brain-controlled prosthetics, that are helping to improve the lives of animals and humans alike. 
 


About the Author

Nancy Furstinger has been speaking up for animals since she learned to talk--and she hasn't shut up yet. Nancy volunteers for an assortment of humane societies and rescue groups, and she has been a vegetarian since the age of 16. She is also the author of more than 100 books, including many on her favorite topic: animals! She started her writing career in third grade, and since then has been the feature writer for a daily newspaper, a managing editor of trade and consumer magazines, and an editor at two children's book publishing houses. She shares her home in New York with big dogs and house rabbits (all rescued), volunteers and fosters pets for several animal organizations, and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Visit her website at www.nancyfurstinger.com. 


Praise For Unstoppable: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals

"There’s no way a book this adorable will stay on the shelves, which is fitting considering it’s about animals on the move—disabled animals to be exact...Numerous STEM connections, from the prosthetics’ designs, the shared advances between veterinary and human medicine, and a page devoted to low-tech solutions, such as PVC-pipe walkers and a skateboard-scooting tortoise. Inspiring and heartwarming."  —Booklist

"This book is sure to appeal to animal lovers and future veterinarians. A must-have for nonfiction shelves." –School Library Journal

“…Entertaining and enlightening to read.” –Kirkus