Unlikely Friendships: 47 True Stories of Animal Friendship

By Jennifer S. Holland (author) | Format: Paperback / softback | Rating:

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It is exactly like Isaiah 11:6: The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid... Written by National Geographic magazine writer Jennifer Holland, Unlikely Friendships documents one heart warming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. A cat and a bird. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a sheep. A snake and a hamster. It includes the well-documented stories of Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten; and the hippo Owen and the tortoise Mzee. And almost inexplicable stories of predators befriending prey - an Indian leopard slips into a village every night to sleep with a calf. A lionness mothers a baby oryx. Ms. Holland narrates the details and arc of each story, and also offers insights into why - how the young leopard, probably motherless, sought maternal comfort with the calf, and how a baby oryx inspired the same mothering instinct in the lionness. Or, in the story of Kizzy, a nervous retired Greyhound, and Murphy, a red tabby, how cats and dogs actually understand each other's body language. With Murphy's friendship and support, Kizzy recovered from life as a racing dog and became a confident, loyal family pet. These are the most amazing friendships between species, collected from around the world and documented in a selection of full-colour candid photographs.

Reviews

"Jennifer S. Holland's irresistible volume features heartwarming stories of interspecies love and adorable photographs that are heart-stopping in more than one sense."
- New York Times Book Review

"The feel-good book of the summer-maybe the year-may very well be Unlikely Friendships."
- USA Today

"Jennifer Holland documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways."
- Reader's Digest

"With aww-inducing photographs, the book highlights the most improbable animal connections."
- National Geographic

Author Biography

Jennifer S. Holland is a contributing writer for National Geographic. She has also written for, among others, The Discovery Channel, NPR, and The New York Times, specializing in science and natural history.

 

Product Specifications

Format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Workman Publishing Company
Pages
210
Language
English
Series
Unlikely Friendships
Date Published
7 July 2011
Publication Place
New York (State)
Imprint
Workman
Size
176 x 207 x 14
ISBN
9780761159131
Contributors
Subject(s)

Zoology & animal sciences

Family & relationships

Gift books

Delivery Options

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August 28 - August 31 Royal Mail: 2nd Class Parcels +£0.00 (included in displayed price)

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