Book of the Week — The Day They Parachuted Cats on Borneo — posted By Guest Mom Rochelle

November 20, 2008

As someone with a career based on the outdoors, ecology is on my mind. A lot. And I try to pass what I know on to my children. A great book for introducing kids to ecology, and the knock-on effects that our actions have on our environment, is called
The Day They Parachuted Cats on Borneo by Charlotte Pomeranz.

Bad news: the book is out of print. Good news: your library probably has a copy. For more fun: I am giving away a couple of garden books over at studio g. Come by and check it out.

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1 Becca Ricks November 20, 2008 at 7:03 pm

I love this book! We read it in my sixth grade science class and I have been trying for forever to remember the title.


2 nihil December 4, 2008 at 9:24 pm

I loved this book in elementary school. I bought my school library’s copy when they “weeded” the old books before they moved to the new school. It’s so sad it’s out of print.


3 Bill Reitz January 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm

The book is available in pdf form at a number of websites including


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