Emma, you have hereby been Challenged! You must read Never Cry Wolf, By Farley Mowat.
I have only actually read this book twice, but that is mostly because (until a short while ago) I didn't own it. It is the true story of the naturalist Farley Mowat, who is sent to the Arctic to find out why wolves were killing all the caribou. This may not seem like a good basis for an entertaining read, but he tells his story well and with a fair amount of humour. I thinkEmma will like this book (It has wolves dude!) it's mix of humour, the recounting of the idiocies of bureaucracy and dealings with the local population (and wolves) are just great. And she may even learn a thing or two.