Wednesday, June 15, 2011

PARC Partnership


Below is the message recently released to all members of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC).

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) is pleased to announce a recent partnership with author Scott Heydt. Scott writes young adult fiction and has recently published his new novel Mice Don't Taste Like Chicken. A portion of each book purchase is being donated to PARC to support the mission of amphibian and reptile conservation. Amphibians and reptiles offer important learning opportunities in the sixth grade class that serves as the setting for Mr. Heydt's new novel. Mice Don't Taste Like Chicken also features an Afterword written by Whit Gibbons, Professor Emeritus of Ecology at the University of Georgia. To purchase the book or for more details, please visit . A synopsis of the story follows below.

Sixth grade can be a zoo. Drew Harrington sure hopes so.
He and his best friend, Jackson Harris, can't wait to join Bridgeton Elementary's legendary teacher, Mr. Cross, in a classroom inhabited by cantankerous lizards, elusive iguanas, and a 13-foot Burmese python named Prometheus. Cootie-proof Kim Etter, Tinkle Troy Schwartz, the social outcast with an overactive bladder, and perpetual grade-schooler Joe Riaz are among Drew's classmates. Will this year be as predictable as the past five? Or will this be the year that makes Drew realize mice don't taste like chicken?

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