About the Book
Mr. Robert's Madagascar: A Tale of a Lost World is a story of exploring an unknown land—Madagascar—discovered on August 10, 1500, by Portuguese explorer Diogo Dias and his crew when blown off course. Through the purported lost ship logbook of Diogo Dias, young readers investigate the southeastern Madagascar beach and lowland rainforest habitats to detect some of the exotic plants and animals endemic to that ecosystem. This Wilderness Habitat Discovery Journal blends history, physical and natural science, and reading comprehension into an informative story. It is one of a book series describing wildlife habitats around the world.
Robert Bullock, author and illustrator, formerly designed interactive educational exhibits, notably at New York City’s American Museum, the Peabody Museum at Yale, and Pennsylvania’s State Museum, all which house renown habitat dioramas, the inspiration for the Wilderness Habitat Discovery Journal series. Bullock later taught ESL to university students and youth at Liaocheng University, Shandong, China, where he was called Mr. Robert. Presently, he continues to write and illustrate Wilderness Habitat Discovery Journals and develop other interactive educational projects for young readers and learners in order to develop language skills and outdoor awareness.