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Follow the members of ROAR on an adventure to the far north as they race to rescue a Siberian Unicorn horn from the melting permafrost. This book has it all: exciting adventure, formerly extinct animals, found family, and an entire zoo of puns! In addition, there is a back section with information on the various animals in the book, fun science experiments and ideas for what we can do to fight climate change. This book is great for animal lovers, adventure-seekers, and anyone interested in protecting our planet!

— From What Kathleen Is Reading


A team of extinct animals embark on top-secret missions around the world in this new graphic novel series!

Meet Scratch, Martie, Lug, and Quito, members of a secret organization called R.O.A.R., or the Rescue Ops Acquisition Rangers. When their boss, Dr. Z, finally calls on them for their first big mission, the team heads to Siberia to retrieve an ancient unicorn horn from the thawing permafrost. Scratch is thrilled at the chance to prove his worth to Dr. Z—but as soon as they land, the team runs into a mysterious enemy determined to take them down.

With exciting missions, plenty of humor, and an environmental angle, this series starter from New York Times bestselling illustrator Scott Magoon is an action-packed adventure from start to finish. The book will also include nonfiction back matter about extinct animals, climate change, and what kids can do to help!

About the Author

Scott Magoon has illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes, Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman, Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and The Nuts series by Eric Litwin. He is also the author/illustrator of Breathe and The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot. He lives in Massachusetts. Visit him online at

Praise For…

"Part A Team, part Captain Planet, part Ninja Turtles, this first book in Scott Magoon’s new Extincts series is a blast to read! Filled with fun and crammed with action, readers of all ages will enjoy the tonal artwork, be absorbed by the thrilling storyline, and crack up over Scott’s mastery of humor and puns. I can’t wait for kids around the world to get their paws on this book!"—Ryan Higgins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of We Don't Eat Our Classmates and the Mother Bru

"Scott Magoon's fantastic graphic novel debut is part Indiana Jones and part James Bond nicely packed together with puns, action, and laughter. I look forward to reading more of this series!" —Dan Santat, Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator

"The Extincts is such a blast! A masterful blend of action, laughs, science, and so much heart. After reading book 1, Quest for the Unicorn Horn, kids will be ROARing to go on lots more adventures with The Extincts."—Matt Tavares, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of Dasher and Red

“The Extincts is filled with phenomenal art, fascinating facts, and rip-roaring adventure. Long live the Extincts!”—Victoria Jamieson, Newbery Honor winner
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419752506
ISBN-10: 1419752502
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: March 29th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: The Extincts