"Elegant, lyrically written, and thought-provoking, One Kingdom will challenge and illuminate both the bond and the distance we feel between ourselves and the Others on this Earth. Deb Noyes' respect and affection for her subject and her readers shines on every page, and her insightful observations and penetrating questions resonate like the best poetry." -- Sy Montgomery, author of Search for the Golden Moon Bear, The Good Good Pig, and the 2005 Sibert Honor Winner The Tarantula Scientist
"In an insightful new book for teens, Deborah Noyes examines the ways our lives have overlapped with animals and how the human-animal bond has affected our culture. Teens who loves animals and especially those with an interest in animal rights will find Noyes' provocative book both fascinating and compelling." -- Bookpage
"This approach asks for the kind of critical thinking seldom demanded by young adult nonfiction, and Noyes offers questions but not answers or judgments. She digresses, adds sidebars and full-page asides, and inserts herself into the narrative as she becomes a partner in a free-wheeling inquiry with the reader. Handsome black-and-white photos of various animals allow for moments of contemplation." -- The Horn Book
"[A] perfect choice for young and old readers...dedicated to changing minds and enlightening us as to how fragile wildlife is and the significant ways in which humans can change the world by changing the manner in which we interact with it." -- Colleen Mondor, www.bookslut.com
"The mix of myth with science and personal essay on the practically endless subject of the relationship between humans and animals is just right. This is really an example of my favorite type of nonfiction book, a sort of focused miscellany or catch-all meditation, and I hope she does another like it." -- Gwenda Bond, Shaken & Stirred
"A good nonfiction pleasure read for older teens." -- VOYA
"Readers will find the provocative questions Noyes raises compelling and challenging, and the lyrical, urgent prose, along with beautiful black-and-white photos of the animals up close, will draw serious readers and browsers alike -- a fascinating, unusual volume." -- Booklist
"A thoughtful and conceptual book about natural history.... Its probing, contemplative approach has a maturity that will appeal to serious young readers, who will find this a thought-provoking introduction to a rich field of cultural consideration. Elegant formatting draws on period-art overlays, boxed features, and imagistic black-and-white photographs for an artistic and sophisticated look." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (recommended)
"A browser's delight." -- School Library Journal
"One of the most interesting and engaging books on animals that I have ever read.... a superb read.... This is one of those 'must haves' in every library." -- Children's Literature
For more information about One Kingdom, visit Houghton Mifflin Children's Books.
See also Deb's interview on Cynsations. Cynthia's web site, by the way, is a treasure trove of information and resources for writers, readers, and advocates of children's and young adult literature. Seek there and you will find...