My Wild Life

Suzi Eszterhas

As a young girl, Suzi Eszterhas knew she wanted to be a wildlife photographer. But how did she go from snapping pictures of cats in her backyard to taking photos of cheetah cubs in Kenya? In this nonfiction picture-book biography, Eszterhas invites readers to find out what her life is like behind the lens.

Spectacular photographs of animals paired with compelling anecdotes will instantly draw readers in. Each section of the book explores a unique part of Eszterhas’s job with energetic and engaging language. Along with photography tips and stories about life in the field, Eszterhas’s sections on conservation and treating animals with respect will enhance readers’ awareness of these issues. End matter includes answers to common questions Suzi has been asked.

Filled with adorable animals, stories from the field, and subtle lessons on resilience and female empowerment, the story of Eszterhas’s wild life asks readers to pursue their passions, while treating the natural world with curiosity, kindness, and respect.Suzi Eszterhas
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SKU: 209900n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771474078

"Accessible, attractively designed, and well organized, this will have great appeal for animal lovers—and it may also prompt some to consider turning an interest into a career. Striking photographs make this an irresistible invitation." - Kirkus Reviews

"[Eszterhas] is clear about the joy she gets from her work—especially in photographing animal babies growing—and her love for her work and for animals is palpable." - Booklist

"Eszterhas’ accomplishments show how passion, commitment and a strong work ethic can earn the rewards of personal satisfaction, a fine message for young readers as they contemplate their future endeavors. Nature-loving readers will enjoy this glimpse into a fascinating career that offers unlimited possibilities." - Canadian Review of Materials

"This book is sure to be a winner with kids who love nature and animals or are budding photographers themselves." - Bookends Blog

A Junior Library Guild Selection, 2020

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Publication date

October 15, 2020

Number of pages



Language Arts

Interest age

From 7 to 10