Face to Face with Leopards

Face to Face with Leopards

by Beverly Joubert, Dereck Joubert
     
 

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You’re crouched in the African brush, camera at the ready. You’re waiting on one of nature’s loners. It’s dark. It’s scary. Then silently, he appears; the ever-elusive leopard. You have seconds to capture on film this wonder of the wild, with its exotic spotted fur, so prized by hunters. National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence

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You’re crouched in the African brush, camera at the ready. You’re waiting on one of nature’s loners. It’s dark. It’s scary. Then silently, he appears; the ever-elusive leopard. You have seconds to capture on film this wonder of the wild, with its exotic spotted fur, so prized by hunters. National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert take you closer to the mystery of the magnificent leopard and make a passionate plea to young readers to help secure a future for these feline treasures.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—The exquisite photos and firsthand information provide an in-depth and personal look into the lives of these animals. Readers are able to see and understand the needs and challenges facing them, both in the wild and with human encroachment of their territory. In Leopards, the authors tell the story of a cub that they met when she was only eight days old. They became "almost" friends with Legadema (whose name means "light from above," or "lightning") and watched her grow into a beautiful and powerful adult. The book contains a wealth of information about the species, comparisons to other types of cats, their habitats, feeding habits, and interaction with other animals. Penguins offers the same level of expertise in the factual specifics, but the authors focus on several general populations of penguins instead of a relationship with one or more animals. Both books provide conservation messages and suggestions for readers to get involved in habitat preservation, support, and funding for various wildlife organizations. Excellent selections.—Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426306372
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Series:
Face to Face with Animals Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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