|aA boy and a jaguar /|cwritten by Alan Rabinowitz ; illustrated by Cátia Chien.
|aBoston :|bHoughton Mifflin Harcourt,|c
|a1 volume (unpaged) :|bcolor illustrations ;|c24 x 29 cm.
|aAs a child, Alan Rabinowitz stuttered uncontrollably -- except when he spoke to animals, then he was fluent. Follow the world-renowned wild cat conservationist Dr. Rabinowitz's remarkable life as he finds a voice to speak for those who can't speak for themselves.
|aThe renowned cat conservationist reflects on his early childhood struggles with a speech disorder, describing how he only spoke fluently when he was communicating with animals and how he resolved at a young age to find his voice to be their advocate.
2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion--their voice--but he stutters uncontrollably.Except when he talks to animals...Then he is fluent.Follow the life of the man Time Magazine calls, "the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation"as he searches for his voice and fulfills a promise to speak for animals, and people, who cannot speak for themselves. This real-life story with tender illustrations by Catia Chien explores truths not defined by the spoken word.