Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
Takaya's Journey introduces young children to Takaya, the lone wolf.
Using beautiful photography and charming, accessible text, Cheryl Alexander and Jenaya Copithorne take elementary school readers into Takaya's world. Along the way many questions are answered:
- Who is Takaya?
- Where did Takaya come from?
- What does Takaya need?
- What is Takaya's home like?
- What does Takaya eat?
- Who keeps Takaya company?
- What will Takaya do?
Entertaining and informative, Takaya's Journey is written for pleasure, but also aligns with basic school curriculum needs in terms of dealing with natural history and human encounters with wildlife in urban settings.
About the authors
Cheryl Alexander is a conservation photographer working worldwide to ensure protection of wilderness and wildlife. Through visual documentation and storytelling, she hopes to inspire passion and action that will protect the imperilled wild in our world for future generations. She has been studying and documenting Takaya’s life on both Discovery and Chatham islands for years. Cheryl’s film about this remarkable animal, Takaya: Lone Wolf, has been broadcast on CBC and the BBC to great acclaim and will be touring various film festivals throughout 2020 and 2021. Cheryl’s other books about Takaya published by RMB include Takaya: Lone Wolf, Good Morning, Takaya, and Takaya’s Journey. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @takayalonewolf and @cherwildawake or visit her website at wildawake.com. Cheryl lives in Victoria, BC.
Jenaya Copithorne has loved to read and write stories and poetry ever since she can remember. When she was seven years old, she wrote and illustrated her first book, Where is Sock?, as a present for her baby sister. Her short stories and poems have been published in provincial and national anthologies, including Overture, Cloud Carnival, and Gems of British Columbia. She is inspired by the beauty and mysteries of nature and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time near the ocean. In September 2021, she will begin studying law at the University of Toronto. She hopes to build a career in environmental law, so that she can keep reading, writing, and working to protect wild spaces and creatures like Takaya.