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The leopard son

by Discovery Channel (Firm)

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 599.7554 D
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 599.7554 D
The Leopard Son chronicles a leopard cub's journey into young adulthood and his painful coming-of-age in the beautiful but brutal Serengeti. The book provides an eye-witness account of the plight of the young in the wild and examines the unique bond between mother and her cub. Predators and prey alike are shown hunting, living, fighting, and sometimes dying violently as they struggle to survive in one of the last, wild and unspoiled places on earth.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-5, younger for reading aloud. As a little leopard awaits his mother's return, he observes the Serengeti plain from his perch in an acacia tree. Soon his mother takes him out to teach him to hunt. Readers will be learning as well, as the authors take many opportunities to tell about the animals and the seasons of the Serengeti. Excellent full-color photographs will make the book valuable to teachers seeking material on the region and its wildlife. The book is based on this fall's feature film of the same name. --Carolyn Phelan"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Based on Hugo van Lawick's film for the Discovery Channel, this book follows the life of a leopard from fuzzy cub to grown cat in an series of deftly linked vignettes. In "The Tree," a two-month-old leopard cub observes the strange, wide world of East Africa's Serengeti plain from the branches of a spreading acacia tree; in "The Danger," a lion menacingly stalks below; and in "The Lesson" the cub tumbles down the tree with a "Bump!" so the mother leopard can teach him to hunt, hide and sniff danger. The leopard's dependency extends through the dry season, but when the rains finally return‘"Giraffes glide through the damp dust, heads swaying in the sudden shower. The world is washed clean"‘the mother does not. The leopard strikes out on his own: "With a swish of his tail, he disappears into the tall grass." While readers are unlikely to forget that the book is inspired by a television nature special, all aspects of the book support the remarkable photography. Well-honed text unifies a collage of wildlife and landscape photographs‘juxtaposed, inset, cut into shapes‘and the inventive format is further enlivened by frolicsome pawprints and bouncy, hand-lettered titles. A spirited coming-of-age tale for animal enthusiasts. Ages 5-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Leopard -- Tanzania -- Serengeti Plain -- Juvenile literature.
Zoology -- Tanzania.
Publisher New York :McGraw Hill,1996
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 30 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0070160619 (hc)
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