Entries Tagged as 'Animal Rescue'

Steven the Vegan

November 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN I’m in love with the vegan community. It’s a richly creative and ingenuitive one that is continuously finding new ways to help animals, raise awareness about animal suffering and facilitate a person’s transition to a plant-based diet. What other community has to tap its own talent to create leather-free shoes, […]

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Tua and the Elephant

November 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Kiddo and I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure story about a young girl named Tua (meaning “peanut”) and her friend Pohn-Pohn, the elephant. Set in Thailand, the chapter book opens with their meeting — where Tua observes Pohn-Pohn being mistreated by her mahouts — and proceeds to a happy ending at an […]

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Minny’s Dream

October 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN I absolutely love the genre of animal rights kiddy fiction, and was delighted to receive a copy of the now out-of-print Minny’s Dream by Clare Druce. The 129-page chapter book chronicles a young girl’s exciting move from the city to the country, where she unexpectedly finds herself neighboring a battery […]

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The One and Only Ivan

August 10th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY hello I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It’s not as easy as it looks. So begins the spare, beautiful tale of The One and Only Ivan, a novel about a gorilla kept in a shopping mall exhibit, next to animals forced to perform in a circus. It’s difficult to review complex […]

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