Entries Tagged as 'Wild Animals in Captivity'

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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Belly Up

August 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT At first blush, a whodunnit about a mysterious death in FunJungle, a glitzy animal theme park, might not be considered a great choice for aware veg kids and their families or friends. However, Stuart Gibbs’s Belly Up (Amazon affiliate link) is written with a crisp, clever plot and smart, appealing characters. It is a great choice for tweens […]

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Christian, the Hugging Lion

August 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT You may have read about Christian, a well-known lion, or seen a video that went viral several years ago featuring him. Christian, the Hugging Lion, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, is another telling about Christian and his caregivers Ace and John. At the well-known London department store, Harrods, one day, the two men […]

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The One and Only Ivan

August 10th, 2012 · 4 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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