The Coconut Crab (Paperback)
A chapter book for advanced readers set in a chain of tropical islands . . .
This story charts the intertwining friendships of a crab, a goat, a bird, and a gecko. Along the way, there are the usual challenges of our eat-or-be-eaten world. The perils of timidity, confusion, and self-doubt. The enticements of vanity and routine. The rewards of fearless generosity and genuine trust.
About the Author
Conservationist and adventurer Peter W. Fong has a hard time keeping still. He’ s worked as an artist-in-the-schools in Montana, a travel guidebook writer in China, and a flyfishing guide in Mongolia. In 2018, he led an international team of scientists on a thousand-mile expedition to Russia’ s Lake Baikal. His stories and photographs have appeared in American Fiction, High Country News, the New York Times, and many other publications. He and his wife live with a tortoiseshell cat on the sunny island of Madeira.