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Description - Mother to Tigers by George Ella Lyon

You 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 Details

ISBN: 9780689842214
ISBN-10: 068984221X
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 216mm x 6mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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