You look straight ahead. You try to breathe normally. You can smell the scent of the huge cat that is staring back. You are a cameraman. He is the King of Beasts. Your only thought is "I hope he has already eaten today." Let National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert bring you closer to the power and majesty of the regal African lion. With fewer than 25,000 wild lions now left on Earth, the award-winning filmmakers and naturalists make a passionate plea to readers to take an active role in securing a future for these magnificent creatures.
Buy Face to Face with Lions book by Dereck Joubert from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(260mm x 258mm x 8mm)
National Geographic Kids
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Country of Publication:
US Kirkus Review »
Well known for their documentaries and books on African wildlife for adults, the Jouberts here offer younger readers examples from their years of experience studying, filming and photographing lions in Botswana. Opening with a description of a face-to-face encounter with a charging male lion, they go on to explain where lions live, their family structure and their place in their world as hunters. Sidebars add information about looking for and living with lions, and the authors wrap up with observations about the species' future. As is customary in the series, the book concludes with a page of suggestions for reader actions and further study, facts at a glance and research and photographic notes. The topic is sure to appeal to young animal lovers who will ignore the repetition in early pages to admire these fabulous beasts close-up and in action in the Jouberts' own striking color photographs. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Face to Face with Lions book by Dereck Joubert and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)