Juhudi, a small rabbit, outwit a mighty leopard who wants to eat her for dinner. She is such a clever animal, she has already fooled Leopard not once but twice! However, this harvest season Juhudi has run out of tricks. To make matters worse, now she is plumper than ever thanks to her bountiful garden.
When Sadie, a kindergartner, suddenly turns into a frisky leopard cub, her mother and brothers take her to a doctor, a veterinarian, and even a zoo seeking a cure.
The Leopard Boy
Khalid, who herds goats for his powerful uncle, meets an old man while searching for a lost goat who tells him about leopards and the fact that they are endangered. When Khalid reports the lost goat to his uncle, his uncle is sure a leopard is responsible and organizes a hunt, causing Khalid and the old man join to forces to protect the leopard. This story, set in Oman, highlights theplight of the Arabian leopard and the dilemmas facing traditional peoples in seeking to improve their lives.
Little Mist is a sweet-faced snow leopard cub who is wide-eyed with wonder at the world before him. Guided and protected by his mother, Little Mist discovers the glistening snow, the mountain streams, and the cloud forests. The world may look big to a little cub, but one day, his mother tells him, he will be the king of the mountains. Safely curled up in his mother’s paws, Little Mist can’t wait for his journey to begin. A heartwarming portrayal of the unique bond between parent and child, set against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered mountains. This is the perfect picture book to read curled up with your own little cub.
How the Leopard Got His Claws
In the beginning, all the animals lived as friends. The leopard, their king was strong but gentle and wise. Only the dog had sharp teeth, and only the dog scoffed at the animals plan to build a common shelter for gathering out of the rain. but when the dog was flooded out of his own cave, he attacked the leopard and took over as king. It was only then that the leopard returned with a new roar, sharp claws, and shining teeth, life for the animals would never be the same.
In this riveting fable for young readers, Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart, evokes themes of liberation and justice that echo his novels about post-colonial Africa. Glowing with vibrant color, Mary GrandPre’s expressive and action-filled paintings bring this unforgettable tale dramatically to life.
Leo the Snow Leopard
When Leo was less than seven weeks old, he became orphaned in the snowy Himalayan mountains in Pakistan. Snow leopards need their mothers during the first two years of their lives, but Leo was all alone. Luckily, the cub was rescued by a kind shepherd and his family, who hand-fed Leo and kept him safe. But Leo quickly grew too large and was given to Pakistani authorities, who also found themselves without the resources to help him. When the Wildlife Conservation Society learned of Leo’s plight, they knew they had to do something. There was a special place that could save Leo:the world famous Bronx Zoo in New York, the leading experts on caring for and breeding the critically endangered snow leopard. After a rescue that involved a treacherous, winding trek in the Himalayas, an extraordinary partnership between Pakistan and the United States, and the help of dozens of dedicated people, Leo is making the Bronx Zoo his new home, where he is thriving and learning how to be a snow leopard again. Readers will delight to make a place in their hearts for Leo, one little snow leopard who inspired an international community to help save him. With breathtaking photographs, Leo the Snow Leopard is an extraordinary story about bravery, kindness, and the wonderful things that can happen when people come together to solve a problem.
The Last Leopard
Martine can’t wait to spend the school vacation riding her white giraffe around the Sawubona wildlife reserve with her friend Ben. But when her grandmother gets a distressed call from an old friend, Martine’s hopes are dashed. They must all travel to Zimbabwe, where Martine will face her greatest challenge yet. Local legend says that the last resting place of the king of leopards is the hiding place of the king’s treasure. Martine and Ben must find and protect Khan, the last leopard in the Matobo Hills, from the poachers and treasure hunters who will stop at nothing to discover if the legend is true. This heart-pounding companion to The White Giraffe and Dolphin Song brings Martine even closer to her own destiny as the child who has power over all the animals.
Montmorency on the Rocks: Doctor, Aristocrat, Murderer?
In Victorian London, when Montmorency and his alter ego, Scarper, reunite with Dr. Farcett, the two cooperate to capture a bomber and become involved in solving the mystery of the poisoning of a village of Scottish children.