Item description for The Cheetah's Tale by Julia Johnson & Suzie Keeble...
A heart-wrenching children's story. A little girl comes across a malnourished cheetah cub caged at the back of a small shop in an Arab souq. Her mother agrees to buy the animal to save its life, and the little girl rears the cub at their house until it grows into a fine young cheetah. The cheetah and the girl are inseparable friends, but they know one day he will need to return to Africa where he can roam free... Beautiful illustrations flow throughout the narrative and bring this enchanting tale to life.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.4" Width: 8.75" Height: 10" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2004
Publisher Stacey International Publishers
ISBN 1900988879 ISBN13 9781900988872
Availability 0 units.
More About Julia Johnson & Suzie Keeble
Julia Johnson was born in 1946.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Cheetah's Tale?
Poignant Jan 5, 2006
Aided by wonderful watercolor illustrations, this is a heartwarming story that is just right for older children. There are several messages interwoven throughout the story - about love, friendship, compassion, and loss. The story involves a young girl, Sara, and the cheetah she finds and befriends. She helps to raise the cheetah, who she names Flag, for a few months, and her relationship with the animal brings attention to the breed. Their friendship opens the door to understanding not only for Sara, but for her classmates as well. I would definitely recommend this book - it isn't particularly long, but still manages to bring home a message about caring for wild animals.