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A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz

A Boy and a Jaguar

by Alan Rabinowitz

Other authors: Cátia Chien (Illustrator)

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After I read this book, I was so impressed with how this boo was written. The fact this book was voted number one for a children's book award voted by children. It teaches diversity in a different view from a viewpoint of a boy who is unable to properly speak his whole childhood. ( )
  MLynne | Nov 17, 2017 |
I like this book because it shows a little boy who, as a child, would not talk because every time he talks he stutters. The only time he does not stutter is when he talking to his pet animals. He grows up with this stutter problem and when he gets to college, he works hard to get rid of the problem and he does tackle his stutter, but he still does not feel complete. He grows up to be a jaguar researcher and realizes that he is at home and he is the only person who can save the jaguars from the hunters. I could incorporate this book in the classroom when I want to teach that it is important to speak on what you believe in. ( )
  KayMilshell21 | Nov 14, 2017 |
"A Boy and a Jaguar" is a heartwarming story about a little boy named Alan who visits a Zoo and questions why these animals are in cages and being locked away from the outside wildlife world. Soon Alan realizes that he can communicate with the zoo animals and for people who are unable to speak for themselves. This story demonstrates the importance of spoken words and diversity, which is great for children to learn at a young age. Definitely recommended! ( )
  kew057 | Nov 2, 2017 |
A book that teaches students about stuttering. The boy stutters and feels broken due to the fact that he was placed in a disturbed child classroom. He knows that his parents believe he is not disturbed. The only time that he does not stutter is talking to animals. His dad takes him to the big cats to talk with them fluently. In college, he is in a trial where he is told he will always have a stutter. He becomes the first person in Belize to study jaguars. He learns how to catch them to study then set them free. The hunters are killing them just as fast as he is setting them free. He knows he has to have a voice to save the Jaguars. In this heart warming tale, you learn that anyone can do anything. ( )
  booklist520 | May 29, 2017 |
Read for discussion post, submitted on November 8. ( )
  madelire | Dec 4, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 054787507X, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:01 -0400)

The 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.

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