Bulu: African Wonder Dog

Bulu: African Wonder Dog

by Dick Houston
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Bulu: African Wonder Dog by Dick Houston

Fans of narrative non-fiction, true dog stories, and African wildlife will want to check out Bulu!

Born on a crocodile farm in Zambia's untamed South Luangwa Valley, the puppy seemed different from his littermates. Too quiet. Unresponsive. Terriers are usually full of energy and bouncing off walls. But not this one. Nobody wanted him. Enter Anna and Steve Tolan—former police officers who had left behind their life in England to live in the African bush. People thought the Tolans were a bit different, too. The peculiar puppy suited them perfectly. They named him Bulu, or "wild dog" in the local Nyanja language.

Living in the bush, Bulu not only found his voice, he also found his calling as a foster parent to the orphaned baby animals—including warthogs, monkeys, elephants, baboons, bushbucks, and buffalo—cared for by the Tolans. But Bulu's protective nature led him into terrifying situations in the wild. It's a miracle he survived! But survive he did, disarming people with his wacky ways and nurturing once-unwanted creatures like him until they too could be set free. Bulu's story is a joyful confirmation of dogs as unique spirits, capable of love, compassion, and bravery.

Packed with vivid descriptions of encounters with crocodiles, lions, leopards, poisonous snakes, armed poachers, and more—and illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs—Bulu: African Wonder Dog is a great resource for meeting Common Core State Standards that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375947209
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dick Houston has spent most of his adult life in Africa as a safari leader, conservationist, writer, and teacher. Born in Ohio, he taught English at schools in the United States, Venezuela, Kenya, and Zambia. As a safari leader, he ran journeys across the Sahara Desert, through the rain forests of central Africa, and in the bush country of eastern and southern Africa. He has written on African topics for Smithsonian, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Reader's Digest. His commitment to saving Africa's vanishing wildlife led him to help found Elefence International, a nonprofit group dedicated to elephant conservation in Zambia. You can learn more about him and Elefence International at www.elefence.org.

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Bulu: African Wonder Dog 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful storie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book a few years ago and i ooved it. My friends great uncle wrote it so she recommended it for me. I loved the tensipn when he got into trouble and how Bulu easily made friends with other animals. If you love animals you should read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book got me hooked from the first sentence to the last. Very adventrous and heart-warming story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So heart warming
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like a lot of books but Bulu is my favorite.
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Amazing book. Totally recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 10 year old who is a really advanced reader was given this book by her book club... when she had finished it she said it was her all time favorite. I had to try it myself...so far I love it! Very well written...very much a read for all generations. Completely engrossing story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good i love it its a mix of sad and happy jouyful
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Mary Yudin More than 1 year ago
i really loved it. i have a jack russel at home,and bulu reminds me of her, energetic and brave. i like how it gets tense and i get worried whn bulu gets into trouble. it was sad when he was taken by the lion. i couldnt believe he escaped! I Love Bulu!!!! reccomened for jack russel owners and dog and animal lovers.
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This book was a saying to me saying that miracles and good things exist in the world. Even poor places like Africa! I really enjoyed it and was entralled when I saw what the main characters were doing for the african children and also inspired me to help people all over the world to bring joy and laughfter that I luv to see and hear
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Zargon26Magee More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful true story about Steve and Anna Tolan and their dog Bulu. Steve and Anna are retired police officers from England who had a dream to move to Africa. Their struggle to get established is the backdrop for the story of a runt puppy they adopted against all advice. They were told that he would break their hearts because the bush country is too hostile for a small dog to survive. But, Bulu not only survives several life threatening experiences, he adopts orphaned animals and thrives in his home territory in the bush. This story will appeal to young and old and anyone who likes dogs or adventure. You won't want to put it down, it keeps you wanting to know what happens next.
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I have read up to 8 chapters and it is the second best book ive ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing!!!!!