Created: 16th March, 2023

Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear

Author: Trang Nguyen
Illustrator: Jeet Zdung
Publisher: Macmillan

The first in a series written by scientist and environmental activist Trang Nguyen, these books combine a graphic diary/sketchbook format with real-life stories of wildlife conservation - in this case, conservationist Chang's mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release a sun bear cub into the wild. With evocative watercolour illustrations that strike a fine balance between character, realism and anthropomorphism.

The series continues with Saving H'non: Chang and the Elephant.

Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear has been shortlisted for the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration 2023.