Dr. Alan Rabinowitz is a global leader in the field of big cat preservation and research. He's dedicated his life to two causes: protecting wild cats around the world, and advocating for fellow stutterers. Visit his organization's website at www.panthera.org . The illustrator Catia Chien lives in Pasadena, California. Visit her website at www.catiachien.com .
This book made me cry tears of sympathy, and joy. You and I are
this boy; You and I are this jaguar.
--Sherman Alexie, National Book Award winner for The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time IndianThis true story of a promise kept is for everyone - no matter what age - to read and share.
--Sy Montgomery, Sibert Medal Winner for Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest ParrotA beautiful book that will inspire stutterers to succeed and make a positive difference in the world.
--Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation* In his first book for children, conservationist and adult author Rabinowitz frames his lifelong struggle with stuttering against his equally long-held love of animals...Iit's a candid and deeply resonant account of a hard-fought battle against societal stigma, and an embrace of one's true talent and calling.
--Publisher's Weekly, starred review* Moving and sweetly resonant.
--Kirkus, starred reviewThe emotional resonance of the text, urgency of the issues discussed, and breathtakingly breautiful illustrations make this book a winner...A testament to the fierce beauty of jaguars and the human spirit.
--School Library Journal Readers will feel privileged to be part of this magical experience.
Kids with speech issues, and those who bond with animals more easily than with fellow humans, will especially relate to Rabinowitz's emotionally honest narrative.