A Boy and a Jaguar
06 May 2014
2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner
* "A candid and deeply resonant account of a hard-fought battle against societal stigma, and an embrace of one's true talent and calling."Ô__ã”Publisher's Weekly,Ô_starred review
Speaking for the animals he loves gives one boy_ã_s life hope, purpose, and truth in this gorgeous picture book autobiography.
Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. WhyÔ_are theyÔ_all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion_ã”their voice_ã”but he stutters uncontrollably.
Except when he talks to animals_ã_then he is fluent.
Follow the life of the manÔ_Time MagazineÔ_calls, "the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation" as he searches for his voice and fulfills a promise to speak for animals, and people, who cannot speak for themselves.Ô_This real-life story with tender illustrations by Catia Chien explores truths not defined by the spoken word.
Publishers Weekly Best Book
Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2015
Winner of the 2015 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award
2015 Green Earth Book Honor book
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