A Boy and a Jaguar
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
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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.
Catia Chien is an avid painter who works from her studio in Southern California. She is a collection of fun entomology facts and has been known to prefer soup over most other types of food. Besides filled with vivid imagination, her work is described as rich with whimsy, colors, and energy. She is currently producing work for the children's book market, film and animation, comic book anthologies, and galleries.
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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