This book describes the experiences of two young chimpanzees that were raised in the London Zoo and then released in Gambia, where an older chimpanzee helped them learn to survive in the wild.
When a wild duck decides to make her nesting place in the Mitsui Office Park in downtown Tokyo, a news photographer becomes the duck’s devoted protector.
A temple cat in ancient Egypt grows tired of being worshipped and cared for in a reverent fashion and travels to the seaside, where she finds genuine affection with a fisherman and his children.
Four thousand years of traditions and beliefs bring millions of Hindu pilgrims to purify their souls and find salvation in the sacred water of the Ganges, and the experience of the pilgrimage, the river, and the city of Benares is unforgettable.
A photojournalist vividly describes daily life at Natinga, a refugee camp and school established in 1993 in southern Sudan for boys forced from their homes by that country’s Civil War.
A small red ant finds a crumb in a Mexican cornfield, but she is afraid that she lacks the strength to move it herself and goes off to find an animal that can.
A mother tells her daughter a series of stories about life on Guam before the daughter was born and when she was a baby.
Growing up in a missionary home run by white men, John Jagamarra, who is part aborigine and part white, misses the mother from whom he’s been separated and the culture of his own people.
When the train that he is on is bombed, Yankele, a young Polish refugee from the Nazi invasion, is separated from his mother and wanders along the tracks, braving hardship and danger, as he searches for his family.
A five-year-old Thai girl, Malili waits in vain for her mother–who has gone to America to make a new life–to send for her and finds solace in her passion for drawing and love for her grandmother.