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The Compassion of Animals: True Stories of Animal Courage and Kindness
     

The Compassion of Animals: True Stories of Animal Courage and Kindness

by Kristin Von Kreisler
 

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Nobody writes about animals better than Kristin von Kreisler. -- Reader's Digest

You may recall the story of Binti, the gorilla who made headlines when she cradled the young boy who fell into her pit, then gently laid him at the door where attendants could retrieve him. Binti's kindness was just one instance of a common trait among animals, as Kristin

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Nobody writes about animals better than Kristin von Kreisler. -- Reader's Digest

You may recall the story of Binti, the gorilla who made headlines when she cradled the young boy who fell into her pit, then gently laid him at the door where attendants could retrieve him. Binti's kindness was just one instance of a common trait among animals, as Kristin von Kreisler's absorbing and inspiring book will show again and again.

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Library Journal
Lassie, go home! RinTinTin, move over! The deeds of these fictional dog heroes cannot compare with the exploits of the real-life animals detailed in this book. Motivated by the courageous behavior of her own pets during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, the author resolved to write a comprehensive compilation of the heroic actions of dogs, cats, dolphins, horses, and even iguanas. There is Norman, the blind Labrador, who swam into the ocean to rescue an unknown child. There is Goliath, an iguana, who warned of an impending asthma attack. There is Ringo, a grouchy Manx cat, who alerted an elderly couple to a gas leak. A host of other anecdotes suggest that animals can be compassionate to their own species, humans, and the endangered and disabled of other species. Recommended for public libraries.Florence Scarinci, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
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"Remember some of the feelings you had as a child for the animals to whom you were closest . . . That is what this book is all about."
— Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, from the foreword.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780783801230
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
G. K. Hall Nonfiction Ser.
Edition description:
LARGEPRINT
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Kristin von Kreisler is a staff writer at Reader?s Digest, and her articles have been published in many other national magazines and newspapers. She and her husband share their home with two dogs, four cats, and assorted strays.

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