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Leo the Snow Leopard Hardcover – October 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 1050L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545229278
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545229272
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 11.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #579,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

K-Gr 5–This inspirational picture book conveys the importance of caring and protecting the world's wildlife. The story recounts the rescue of an orphaned snow leopard cub from Pakistan, and how the goodwill between people and nations can make a difference in the survival of endangered species. Excellent photographic detail re-creates Leo's discovery by a goat herder, who in turn contacted the authorities when he got too large, and his cross-country adventure before being relocated to the Bronx Zoo in New York. Informative captions explain the dealings of the various organizations and governments for young readers and the back matter provides additional material about the snow leopard's habitat and behavior. Supplementary background on the Wildlife Conservation Society, zoos and captive breeding, endangered species, and international laws is appended.Melissa Smith, Green Valley Library, Henderson, NV
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From Booklist

Continuing the series that began with Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship (2006), the father-and-daughters authors offer another inspiring story of animal care and conservation. Orphaned in Pakistan’s Karakoram mountains, Leo the snow leopard was found by a goatherd, who helped the endangered animal begin his global journey to his current home at the Bronx Zoo, where, after growing up with humans, he learns how to be a leopard again. Once again, the graceful, accessible text and sharp, heart-melting photos will draw a wide audience, and the substantive back matter offers much more for kids interested in wildlife conservation. Grades 1-3. --Gillian Engberg

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids Book Reviews on October 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Leo's story teaches kids about the importance of conservation, as a family comes together to save an orphaned Snow Leopard in the mountains of Pakistan. Leo's story takes him from this loving family all the way to the Bronx Zoo. His journey is a serious one, as Snow Leopard's are in a critical state on the Endangered Species list.

Children will not only learn about Leo and the beauty of Snow Leopard's, but they will learn that they play a crucial roll in the protection and Leo and other Snow Leopards. They will learn how people from around the world came to the aid of an lovable 7 week old orphan, who's now a beautifully, full grown Snow Leopard and an ambassador for all Snow Leopards.

I think Leo's story is perfect for both grade school and middle school classrooms.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff and Craig Hatkoff's LEO THE SNOW LEOPARD: THE TRUE STORY OF AN AMAZING RESCUE tells the true story of an endangered snow leopard who became orphaned in the mountains of Pakistan. Rescued by a goat herder and his family, he eventually found a home in the Bronx Zoo in new work: this tells of his journey and is packed with color photos of his experiences.
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Here's a nice book for those who like animal stories with happy endings. It's informative, educational, and entertaining though I don't find it as compelling as the other animal books by the Hatkoffs. Young readers will learn about snow leopards, its Asian habitat, and organizations whose life work is helping endangered animals.

The photographs in the book vary in quality; several are spectacular.

I noticed a suggested age range of- 4-8 in the Amazon listing; I would think a "grade" range of 4-8 would be more realistic. A four-year-old would be able to enjoy the photographs of Leo but not much more.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GrannyJanny on December 31, 2012
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I presented this book to my granddaughter this Christmas along with a Hansa Snow Leopard. She was delighted with this beautifully illustrated true story. She loves snow leopards and this book was perfect for her.
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