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Leopard Son

A True Story. Learning Triangle Press

By (author) Discovery Channel
Format: Hardback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, New York, United States
Imprint: TAB Books Inc
Published: 1st Sep 1996
Dimensions: w 221mm h 284mm d 8mm
Weight: 411g
ISBN-10: 0070160619
ISBN-13: 9780070160613
Barcode No: 9780070160613
Bringing the Leopard Son home to stay! Adapted from the Discovery Channel's wildlife feature film about a young leopard's coming-of-age, this true story of life on Africa's Serengeti plain transports children and their parents into a world both dangerous and delightful. There, they will share the adventures of a real leopard cub, whose growing up was painstakingly filmed by acclaimed naturalist Hugo van Lawick. From a tiny, fluffy cub, secure in the trunk of an acacia tree, the leopard grows into a capable hunter, finally able to live on his own. Bounding around the feet of a giraffe, exploring a snake eagle's nest, wrapping himself in his mother's long, slender tail, he discovers how to hunt, how to hide, and how to stay one step ahead of trouble. This rare and authentic rendering of a young leopard's early life - never before captured in such intimate detail - will enchant readers of all ages.

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Kirkus US
A year in the life of a leopard cub at home on the Serengeti Plain of East Africa. The prose is trite: "The creature roars - a sound like distant thunder"; "his nose twitches as if it were alive, sniffing, sniffing." Included are charming, full-color shots of the cuddly leopard cub, but the uncaptioned photographs are frequently clipped, cropped, and superimposed on other photos, making it difficult to find the focal points, or to get a sense of habitat or scale. Children who see the movie on which this book is based may find this appealing, but as a stand-alone it is inferior to many fine wildlife titles available. (Kirkus Reviews)