Record Details

Catalog Search

Search The Catalog

Saving Sorya : Chang and the sun bear / written by Trang Nguyen ; illustrated by Jeet Zdung.

Nguyen, Trang, 1990- (author,, translator.). Zdung, Jeet, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 18 of 24 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 24 total copies.

Current holds

0 current holds with 24 total copies.

Sort by distance from:
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hudson (Fontana) J GRAPHIC NGUYEN (Text) 39493109952848 Juvenile Graphic Novel Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593353639
  • ISBN: 0593353633
  • ISBN: 9780593353622
  • ISBN: 0593353625
  • Physical Description: 112 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 20 x 27 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Based on a true adventure" -- Cover.
"Originally published in Vietnamese as Chang Hoang Dã-Gấu by Kim Dong Publishing Company, 2020"--Colophon.
Summary, etc.:
"A middle grade graphic novel adventure based on a true story, in which a young conservationist overcomes the odds to save and return a sun bear to its natural habitat. When endlessly curious and tenacious Chang discovers a bear bile farm near her home in Vietnam, she decides to do everything she can to save wild animals--by becoming a conservationist! After teaching herself survival skills, documenting each rainforest plant and animal she sees in her field notebook, and disproving the critics who think she isn't old enough or strong enough, Chang is finally accepted as a rescue center volunteer. But her toughest challenge yet comes when she's tasked with returning Sorya--the sun bear she raised from infancy--back into the wild. Because despite being a different species, Sorya is Chang's best friend. And letting a friend go is never easy . . . even when it's the right thing to do" --
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Dial Books for Young Readers.
Grades 4-6. Dial Books for Young Readers.
650L Lexile
Language Note:
Text in English, translated from the Vietnamese.
Subject: Sun bear > Comic books, strips, etc.
Sun bear > Juvenile fiction.
Wildlife conservation > Comic books, strips, etc.
Wildlife conservation > Juvenile fiction.
Rain forests > Comic books, strips, etc.
Rain forests > Juvenile fiction.
Vietnam > Comic books, strips, etc.
Vietnam > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Educational comics.
Action and adventure comics.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Autobiographical comics.

Additional Resources