Face to Face with Lions

Face to Face with Lions

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by Dereck Joubert
     
 

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You look straight ahead. You try to breathe normally. You can smell the scent of the huge cat that is staring back. You are a cameraman. He is the King of Beasts. Your only thought is "I hope he has already eaten today." Let National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert bring you closer to the power and majesty of the regal African lion.

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You look straight ahead. You try to breathe normally. You can smell the scent of the huge cat that is staring back. You are a cameraman. He is the King of Beasts. Your only thought is "I hope he has already eaten today." Let National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert bring you closer to the power and majesty of the regal African lion. With fewer than 25,000 wild lions now left on Earth, the award-winning filmmakers and naturalists make a passionate plea to readers to take an active role in securing a future for these magnificent creatures.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sara Rofofsky Marcus
Based on their own experiences living with and studying lions of Africa, Beverly and Dereck Joubert share dramatic photographs and lively tips and discussions of lions in their natural habitats. With explanatory captions for each photograph, sidebars containing tips about living with and looking for lions, and simple language, this easy-to-read work is appropriate for grades two through six. The coffee-table type format, including glossy photos and large printed text with judicious use of white space, entices the older reader, while younger readers will appreciate the glossary and large photographs. An index along with research and photo notes will assist the older researcher, while the section "how you can help" will encourage future environmentalists. Personal stories make this work even more exciting and bring the occupation of these two adventurous authors to life for the reader. Filled with research-based knowledge as well as narratives and examples, this work will educate as it entertains. Reviewer: Sara Rofofsky Marcus
Kirkus Reviews
Well known for their documentaries and books on African wildlife for adults, the Jouberts here offer younger readers examples from their years of experience studying, filming and photographing lions in Botswana. Opening with a description of a face-to-face encounter with a charging male lion, they go on to explain where lions live, their family structure and their place in their world as hunters. Sidebars add information about looking for and living with lions, and the authors wrap up with observations about the species' future. As is customary in the series, the book concludes with a page of suggestions for reader actions and further study, facts at a glance and research and photographic notes. The topic is sure to appeal to young animal lovers who will ignore the repetition in early pages to admire these fabulous beasts close-up and in action in the Jouberts' own striking color photographs. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426302077
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
02/12/2008
Series:
Face to Face with Animals Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.36(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Face to Face with Lions 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SeederReeder More than 1 year ago
Beverly and Dereck have written an awesome book about the Lions of Africa and their plight. I would wish that everyone would read this book and watch the movie to see how beautiful Africa is and how important it is for the wildlife that live there; it needs our protection so that we can have it to visit and enjoy.