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A Boy and a Jaguar

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Inspiring true story of stutterer and his work with animals.

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Author Alan Rabinowitz has written nonfiction for adults, and the writing in A BOY AND A JAGUAR is relatively straightforward, though there are artful passages. The story itself is moving and inspiring, providing a hopeful model for kids who struggle with a disability or who feel isolated and misunderstood.

The art by Catia Chien is evocative and illuminates the emotional heart of the book, the boy's feelings about being labeled and marginalized, as well as his connection with animals. The book makes a strong case for a human connection with and responsibility to wildlife.

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