Skip to content

Saving Yasha

The Incredible True Story Of An Adopted Moon Bear

By Lia Kvatum

"Move aside, panda ... Photographed here with affection and care, moon bears, also known as Asiatic black bears, rival their Chinese cousins in childlike appeal." --The New York Times

Named 2013 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council

"In the early spring, when the snow was still deep, in a den inside a big hollow tree, Yasha was born. There, he and his mother lived, warm and snug. But one day, hunters came and Yasha's mother was gone."
 
So begins the true story of Yasha, an orphaned moon bear, and how he was adopted into a brand new family. Left without his mother in the Russian wilderness, Yasha was scared and alone. Would he be an orphan forever? Then, two young scientists named Liya and Sergey take him deep into the forest to teach him how to live in the wild. Yasha meets two more cubs, Shum and Shiksha, and soon the three bears are playing together like real brothers and sisters. The scientists protect their new family, but it is also their mission to raise the cubs to become wild bears with skills to survive on their own.
 
Through heartwarming photographs of this unique rescue story, we watch Yasha learn and grow with his new family until he's finally ready to be on his own. Curious kids will also appreciate looking at the map of Yasha's homeland and places where other moon bears live, as well as learning interesting facts about them.


Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1076-8 , $25.90/$29.00 Can

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. 

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • C 599.78 Kva, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Ballentine
  • C 599.78 Kva, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Blythewood
  • C ANIMALS Mammal Bears Kva,
1 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • C 599.78 Kva, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Eastover
  • C ANIMALS Mammal Kva, Children's NonFiction
1 available at North Main
  • C ANIMALS Mammal Bears Kva, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Sandhills
  • C 599.78 Kva, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Southeast
  • C 599.78 Kva, Children's NonFiction
1 available at Wheatley (Shandon)
  • C ANIMALS Mammal Kva, Children's NonFiction
1 available at EdVenture
  • C ANIMALS Mammal Kva, Children's NonFiction

ISBN

9781426310515


Format: Book
Author: Kvatum, Lia
Summary: Documents the story of an orphaned bear cub that was discovered in the Russian wilderness and rescued by two scientists, who then raised and trained him and two companion cubs to become wild bears that could survive on their own in the forest.
Title: Saving Yasha : the incredible true story of an adopted moon bear / by Lia Kvatum ; photographs by Liya Pokrovskaya.
Publisher Date: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2012.
Subject: Wildlife rescue -- Juvenile literature Orphaned animals -- Juvenile literature. Asiatic black bear -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9781426310515 142631051X
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 10
System Items Total: 12
Call Number: 599.78 Kva
Oclc:
Upc:
Bib Id: 408599

Format: Book
Author: Kvatum, Lia.
Summary: Documents the story of an orphaned bear cub that was discovered in the Russian wilderness and rescued by two scientists, who then raised and trained him and two companion cubs to become wild bears that could survive on their own in the forest.
Title: Saving Yasha : the incredible true story of an adopted moon bear / by Lia Kvatum ; photographs by Liya Pokrovskaya.
Publisher, Date: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2012.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.
Series: National Geographic kids
Series: National Geographic kids
Subjects: Wildlife rescue -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Orphaned animals -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Asiatic black bear -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Pokrovskaya, Liya, ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: bl2012024680
ISBN: 9781426310515
ISBN: 142631051X
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 10
Total Copies: 12
Call Number: 599.78 Kva