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* 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

Cougar Crossing 

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.

Available from any bookseller but I'd love it if you'd:

Watch a Reading & Chat with the Real Wildlife Scientists in the Book—a Great Classroom Lesson!
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Learn About Meeg's Writing Process for Cougar Crossing
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