After a blissful babyhood being cared for by her loving mother, Pangolina ventures out alone into the forest to become an independent adult, helped along by wise, older animal companions, including a civet and a bat. But one day cruel hunters trap Pangolina, putting her into a cage along with her friends, and bring them to a market to be sold as wild game. Pangolina is especially vulnerable, since her scales are prized by humans who believe they have curative powers.
To the rescue comes a small girl who knows that pangolins are friendly fellow creatures who have feelings too, and who convinces her mother to buy Pangolina and set her free. From legendary naturalist Jane Goodall comes an absorbing fictional tale about the plight of the pangolin, the only mammalian species with scales, and endangered by illegal trafficking. With it suspenseful and heartwarming story, this book will steal hearts and open minds.