2021 Green Earth Book Award Long List
It’s time for animals to take fate into their own paws! The Endangereds is the first book in a thrilling new adventure series by world-renowned environmentalist and Emmy-nominated host of Xploration Awesome Planet Philippe Cousteau and award-winning TURBO Racers author Austin Aslan.
Innocent animals are in trouble: temperatures are climbing, tides are rising, and nature is suffering. Someone needs to step in to rescue animals from extinction. Someone needs to turn this mess around, before it’s too late.
And that someone is . . . the Endangereds, the unlikeliest heroes you’ll ever meet—a superstrong polar bear, a pangolin with a genius for engineering, an extremely sarcastic narwhal, and an orangutan with a big dream.
Together, these four daredevils are determined to save endangered species across the globe, no matter what the risk. Rappelling into an underground cavern to save the day? No problem. Looping video footage to sneak through buildings unnoticed? Got it covered. Opening a doorknob? Okay, pretty hard without thumbs. But don’t worry. No matter what it takes, the Endangereds will get the job done.
But when two of their friends get kidnapped by a villain with a dastardly agenda, the team finds themselves up to their snouts in trouble. Can the Endangereds save the day? Or will this villain put humans and animals alike on the extinction list?
The A-Team meets the animal kingdom in the first book in the thrilling new adventure series from the host of Xploration Awesome Planet Philippe Cousteau and award-winning author Austin Aslan.
Philippe Cousteau is a multi-Emmy-nominated TV host, author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. He has hosted numerous TV programs for Discovery, BBC, CNN, Travel Channel, and more. Currently he is the host of the syndicated television show Xploration Awesome Planet. In 2004 he founded EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization. Philippe and his wife, fellow explorer and TV host Ashlan Cousteau, reside in Los Angeles.
Austin Aslan is the author of the TURBO Racers and the Islands at the End of the World books. Austin has a master’s in conservation biology and was an ecotourism Peace Corps volunteer in a Honduran cloud forest. He resides in northern Arizona with his ecologist wife and two children and was recently elected to the Flagstaff City Council.
"Exaggerated character traits and a complex plot contribute to the appealing concept of hyperintelligent animals engaging in heistlike rescues. Heaps of information about geography, climate change, humanity’s impact on animals, and species reintroduction is shared, appealing to readers who are interested in these subjects." — Kirkus Reviews
The first book in a new fantasy series combines ecological thrills with a simple, vital message: Protect biodiversity and work together. Novel...like [this] allow young readers to imagine how humans and animals might better coexist in the future. — New York Times Book Review