About the Book


A 2013 Junior Library Guild Selection

Booklist’s Top 10 Books on Sustainability for Youth, 2014

New York Public Library’s Children’s Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2013

Recommended by the National Science Teachers Association

What would you do if you found an alligator in your garage? Or if you spotted a mountain lion downtown? In cities and suburbs around the world, wild creatures are showing up where we least expect them. Not all of them arrive by accident, and some are here to stay.

As the human population approaches seven billion, animals are running out of space. Their natural habitats are surrounded, and even replaced, by highways, shopping centers, office parks, and subdivisions. The result? A wildlife invasion of our urban neighborhoods.

What kinds of animals are making cities their new home? How can they survive in our ecosystem of concrete, steel, and glass? And what does their presence in mean for their future and ours?

Join scientists, activists, and the folks next door on a journey around the globe to track down our new wild animal neighbors. Discover what is bringing these creatures to our backyards—and how we can create spaces for people and animals to live side by side.

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