The Leopard Family Book

The Leopard Family Book

by Jonathan Scott
     
 

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The Animal Family books are not just written by their authors. They are studied and researched and lived into existence. Each book helps to make the world of nature that much more real, more understandable, and more valuable to children.

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The Animal Family books are not just written by their authors. They are studied and researched and lived into existence. Each book helps to make the world of nature that much more real, more understandable, and more valuable to children.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Hepler
Scott, in a first-person account of observing leopards in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, conveys his enthusiasm for this beautiful cat and recounts "the highlight of my years in Africa" as he studied and photographed a leopard family. Factual matter is worked into the story by means of the cat he named Chui who is followed from cub-hood until she and her twins simply disappear. Scott's photographs are astounding, presenting close-ups of family life, hunting, predators (baboons, eagles, lions), and play that are seldom seen in other books. A good read, the book lacks an index, table of contents, or picture captions to help a report writer, but the leopard information is complete and interestingly presented. 1999 (orig.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-- This zoologist/author's photo-essay skillfully documents an intriguing glimpse of the leopards' home life. Scott describes his 15 years in a Kenyan game reserve studying and photographing these animals, focusing on one female, Chui (pronounced ``chewy,'' the Swahili for leopard), first seen as a cub, then followed off and on with her own two offspring until she eluded further contact and simply vanished. His matter-of-fact text and splendid full-color photos show Chui eyeballing the camera, resting in a tree with her kill, snarling at a baboon too near her den, and feeding and romping with her cubs. Except for noting that leopards adapt to a variety of terrains, the author concentrates on the Kenya area. Sateren's Black Panther (Crestwood, 1990) gives a scattering of examples from other regions. Little has existed on this animal for this audience, and this study fills the need beautifully. --Ruth M. McConnell, San Antonio Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735812123
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Series:
Animal Family (Chronicle) Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
9.26(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.29(d)
Lexile:
NC1130L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Scott, presenter, author and photographer, is the author of more than a dozen books. He is a previous winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

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