Author Talk and Book Signing: Jennifer Skiff "Rescuing Ladybugs: Inspirational Encounters with Animals That Changed the World”
Join author Jennifer Skiff for a talk about her newest book “Rescuing Ladybugs: Inspirational Encounters with Animals That Changed the World” on Thursday, August 30 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Skiff is an award-winning journalist and the author of “The Divinity of Dogs.”
“Rescuing Ladybugs” is around-the-world adventure with animal advocate Skiff. The book starts with the moment she connected with a tortured bear in Laos and includes the story of her successful quest to free him by building the first bear sanctuary in the country. The stories in this book are about the people she’s met and about how their lives and the lives of the animals they helped have been changed forever. She travels to Borneo to meet people who release orangutans, to Brazil to help conserve Jaguars, to Africa to work to connect with chimpanzees and elephants, to the Maldives to free Mantas and finally to Indonesia, the only place where dragons are known to still exist in the wild. These stories tell about how wonderful things can happen when our actions are driven by compassion.
Skiff is a journalist and bestselling author. For more than a decade, she has travelled the globe as a correspondent for CNN. Passionate about animals and their welfare, she serves as trustee, adviser and spokesperson for charities around the world while working with lawmakers to create positive change. A recipient of the Environmental Media Award, Skiff lives in Maine and Australia.
Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. To reserve a book contact Melinda Rice at or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Skiff visit jenniferskiff.com and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or email@example.com.