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Gaia Wild

by Diane Haynes

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list price: $8.95
edition:Paperback
published: Feb 2011
ISBN:9781552859360
publisher: Whitecap Books
imprint: Walrus
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Join feisty teen activist Jane Ray as she embarks on a wild adventure to save a captive elephant. In Diane Haynes exciting and timely 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 relish the fascinating facts, 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 she 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.

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Diane Haynes
Author and animal activist Diane Haynes was a nominee for Canada's National Magazine Award (freelance writing). She wrote the "Animal Instinct" column for BurnabyNOW in British Columbia, and was the founder of the Haynes Scholarship for the Advancement of Animal Welfare at the University of British Columbia.

Diane has been teaching yoga since 2015, and she specializes in the Hatha, Vinyasa flow and restorative styles of yoga. She lives and teaches in New Westminster, BC.

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Gaia Wild

In this third book in the Wildlife Rescue series, Jane Ray, high school senior and volunteer at the Urban Wild Rescue Center, learns that a movie is being filmed in her hometown. Featured in the film is Gaia, an elephant that Jane had loved when visiting the zoo as a child. Intrigued by the opportunity to work with the elephant but disturbed by some of what she sees, she and her friends get jobs on the set. While working as an Animal Care Assistant, Jane discovers that the animals are being mistreated. The plot blends mystery, romance, action and social activism for a well-paced and exciting story that spans Jane’s last year in high school. The issues of keeping wild animals in captivity and using them for entertainment are raised in a balanced and thought-provoking manner.

Caution: There are several graphic accounts of animal abuse and violence between human characters that may bother sensitive readers.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2009-2010.

Association of Book Publishers of BC
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Gaia Wild

In this third book in the Wildlife Rescue series, Jane Ray, high school senior and volunteer at the Urban Wild Rescue Center, learns that a movie is being filmed in her hometown. Featured in the film is Gaia, an elephant that Jane had loved when visiting the zoo as a child. Intrigued by the opportunity to work with the elephant but disturbed by some of what she sees, she and her friends get jobs on the set. While working as an Animal Care Assistant, Jane discovers that the animals are being mistreated. The plot blends mystery, romance, action and social activism for a well-paced and exciting story that spans Jane’s last year in high school. The issues of keeping wild animals in captivity and using them for entertainment are raised in a balanced and thought-provoking manner.

Caution: There are several graphic accounts of animal abuse and violence between human characters that may bother sensitive readers.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2009-2010.

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