Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds
Born Free Series Book #1 of 3
Author: Joy Adamson
|Published on January 1, 1960|
|Age Group: 10 years and up|
|Reading Level: ||AR: 7.3 (9.0 Points, Quiz #731)|
Lexile® measure: 1120L
A woman describes her experiences raising an orphaned lion cub intending that it eventually return to the jungle.
For many years my home has been in the Northern Frontier Province of Kenya, that vast stretch of semi-arid thornbush, covering some hundred and twenty thousand square miles, which extends from Mount Kenya to the Abyssinian border.
There have been many tales of animals' return to the wild, but since its first publication in 1960, when the New York Times hailed it as a "fascinating and remarkable book," one stands alone as the most original and perhaps best-loved animal story. Born Free is a classic which traces the extraordinary development of the lion cub Elsa in transition between two radically different worlds. As it captures the spirit of humankind's ability to cross the barriers to the natural world, Joy Adamson's unique tale remains - in these destructive times, with one ecological disaster following upon another - an idyll to return to again and again. Illustrated with all the highly evocative photographs that initially stirred the world, and updated with a new introduction by Dr. George B. Schaller, Director of Wildlife Conservation for the New York Zoological Society and long-time acquaintance of the Adamsons, this large-sized paperback edition again renews one of the most remarkable associations between man and wild beast ever told.
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