A Boy and a Jaguar

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A Boy and a Jaguar

By Alan Rabinowitz; Catia Chien (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547875071, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2014

2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Whyare theyall 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.

Sunday, Jun 8, 2014

Alan Rabinowitz grew up with a terrible stutter, but he felt comforted by the big cats at the zoo. Now an accomplished jaguar expert, Rabinowitz tells his touching boyhood story in a book for kids. More at NPR.org

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