Mother to Tigers
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Mother to Tigers by George Ella Lyon
Book DescriptionYou are a Bengal tiger cub, one of three -- Dacca, Rajpur, Raniganj -- abandoned by your mother. You are so cold and thin that someone with kind hands puts you on a heating pad and sits by you for hours, moistening your mouth with milk. When you give a weak cry and look up, there is a human face almost crying too. Your new mother is Helen Delaney Martini, who has already raised a lion cub in her New York apartment. Tigers in the bathtub will be no problem for her and her husband, Fred. This remarkable book -- strikingly striped as tigers are, sympathetically spoken as any child could wish -- tells the story of Helen Martini, founder of the Bronx Zoo's animal nursery in 1944 and its first woman zookeeper.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780689842214
(305mm x 216mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George Ella Lyon
Which Side Are You On?, Paperback / softback (November 2016)
"The story is a good and important one, and it is well told for an elementary-school audience. . . . Cardinale's folksy, woodcut-style paintings include several memorable images.""New York Times""Cardinale's digitally colored scratchboard art is dynamic. . . . Lyon has given today's readers a stirring story.""Kirkus Reviews""
Boats Float!, Hardback (September 2015)
Set sail into the world of boats in this buoyant companion to Trucks Roll! and Planes Fly!
What Forest Knows, Hardback (November 2014)View all books by George Ella Lyon
Stunning illustrations and poetic text fill the pages of this enchanting picture book that celebrates nature and its evocative, peaceful beauty.
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