A Boy and a Jaguar
Alan Rabinowitz & Catia Chien
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner
Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion—their voice—but he stutters uncontrollably.
Except when he talks to animals…
Then he is fluent.
Follow the life of the man Time Magazine 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. This real-life story with tender illustrations by Catia Chien explores truths not defined by the spoken word.
From Publishers Weekly
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A powerful children's book for all ages
Every children's book I've ever read, no matter how beautiful, formative and inspiring, although based on human nature and our ability to choose right from wrong, heroism from egotism and greatness from mediocrity, are all imaginative fantasies in which the best of human nature triumphs.
But Mr. Rabinowitz's "A Boy And A Jaguar" gorgeous book gives us something very rarely found: A true story on how to be an exceptionally great human being, growing stronger from difficulty and making a difference in this world. I think it is priceless that children know true heroes do exist, and even more, the fact that this book was actually written by a true hero, showing that as a kid he made the promise, he made the right choice that defined his greatness as an adult.
This is a book to inspire us all. Thank you Mr. Rabinowitz for your story and for your life devoted to saving earth's last wild places.