* The Cook Prize Winner *
* An NSTA Best STEM Book
* A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year (Outstanding Merit)
* The Children's Literature Council of Southern California Distinguished Nonfiction Picture Book Award
* A Junior Library Guild Selection
* A Literati Book Club Selection
How Hollywood's Celebrity Cougar Helped Build a Bridge for City Wildlife
(Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books, 2021)
P-22, the famed “Hollywood Cougar,” was born in a national park near Los Angeles, California. When it was time for him to leave home and stake a claim to his own territory, he embarked on a perilous journey—somehow crossing sixteen lanes of the world’s worst traffic—to make his home in LA’s Griffith Park, overlooking the famed Hollywood sign. But Griffith Park is a tiny territory for a mountain lion, and P-22’s life has been filled with struggles.
Residents of Los Angeles have embraced this brave cougar as their own and, along with the scientists monitoring P-22, raised money to build a wildlife bridge across Highway 101 to help cougars and other wildlife safely expand their territories and build new homes—ensuring their survival for years to come.
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