Sarah Turner

Sarah TurnerSarah Turner grew up in Victoria, B.C., where she developed a curiosity about and respect for wild creatures and places, and a love of stories and photography. Sarah first visited the Awaji Island Monkey Centre in Japan as an undergraduate student in 1999, and has returned many times since to conduct behavioural field research on the Japanese macaque monkeys who live in the surrounding forests. After completing her BA in women’s studies at Simon Fraser University, she went on to do an interdisciplinary MSc in primatology at the University of Victoria. Currently, Sarah combines writing, research and motherhood, while working towards her PhD in primatology at the University of Calgary.

Titles by the Author

Ribbon's Way

The arrival of a new baby is exciting, but it also changes family dynamics forever. In this endearing true-to-life story, we meet Tombo, a young Japanese macaque, who lives with his mother, sister, and extended family near Japan’s Awaji Island Monkey Center. Primatologist Sarah Turner’s deep respect for her subjects and her sparkling photographs illuminate this universal tale of growing up, moving over, and finding our way in the world.

The Littlest Monkey

The arrival of a new baby is exciting, but it also changes family dynamics forever. In this endearing true-to-life story, we meet Tombo, a young Japanese macaque, who lives with his mother, sister, and extended family near Japan’s Awaji Island Monkey Center. Primatologist Sarah Turner’s deep respect for her subjects Buy from Storeand her sparkling photographs illuminate this universal tale of growing up, moving over, and finding our way in the world.

Watch a video of Sarah Turner reading The Littlest Monkey

Download a teacher guide to accompany The Littlest Monkey. (PDF format)

 
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