2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion—their voice—but he stutters uncontrollably.
Except when he talks to animals…
Then he is fluent.
Follow the life of the man Time Magazine calls, "the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation"as he searches for his voice and fulfills a promise to speak for animals, and people, who cannot speak for themselves. This real-life story with tender illustrations by Catia Chien explores truths not defined by the spoken word.
About the Author
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 .
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