Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums $5 Off Fire TV Stick Grocery Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation STEM Toys & Games
Unlikely Friendships and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $13.95
  • Save: $3.17 (23%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Unlikely Friendships: 47 ... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item has been gently used.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom Paperback – June 28, 2011

395 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$10.78
$3.00 $0.01

Max the Brave
Max the Brave
Young readers will delight in Max's mistakes, while adults will love the subtle, tongue-in-cheek humor of this new children's classic. See more
$10.78 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom + Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom + Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom
Price for all three: $31.95

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Jennifer S. Holland is a contributing writer for National Geographic, and she also writes for the Earth Touch News Network and other online science news organizations. She lives with her husband, two dogs, and dozens of snakes and geckos, and divides her time between Silver Spring, Maryland, and a cabin in the woods near Charlottesville, Virginia.

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 70%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.


Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 1St Edition edition (June 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780761159131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761159131
  • ASIN: 0761159134
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (395 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Related Media


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

92 of 97 people found the following review helpful By JR on June 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
I am an animal lover, and this book made me smile. The stories are so sweet, and the photos are beautiful. There are so many wonderful stories of unexpected animal relationships. This would be a great book as a gift, or just to have around as a pick-me-up. Loved it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
78 of 82 people found the following review helpful By S. Robertson on June 21, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is a little treasure! It's sweet and charming while being interesting and informative. In addition to my own copy, I'm buying more copies for friends and family members, of all ages. The reaction from people who viewed it so far is extremely enthusiastic, so I'll no doubt end up ordering even more. I am even already hoping there will be a sequel, or at least something along these lines.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
56 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Wulfstan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
Or perhaps read someone else to sleep. Not that the book is soporific or anything. It's just a nice friendly happy read. Something that will bring a smile to your face, a warm feeling to your heart and sweet dreams instead of nitemares.

Some very interesting animal combos in this book including a cat and his buddy the rat, and a leopard who lieth down with a cow. And, another "friends who are natural enemies" tale- a lap dog and a squirrel!

Penned by Jennifer Holland, a well known writer for National Geographic. Truly fabulous and "aaahhh" producing photos, too.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By M. Archer on July 20, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a beautiful book, and well-written, the photographs are amazing, some are just breathtakingly beautiful. It is worth purchasing for the cover photograph alone. The stories are incredible. However, I did notice that a previous reviewer recommended this as a gift for children. I have to say that this may not be a book for sensitive children. One story is about a lioness who (unbelievably) adopts a baby Oryx, caring for it as if it were her own cub. As she is resting, weak with starvation from refusing to leave it, the Oryx wanders off, when a male lion "snatched it up". She "sniffed the blood of her baby in the grass" and helplessly watched the male "devour it". This story is a miracle, I wish it didn't have such a graphically violent description of the fate of this poor creature. I can appreciate that it is not all "fluff", but for sure this may not be appropriate for children.
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
*****
"We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals... In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth." --Henry Beston

Some people might think that it's impossible for animals to feel the same emotions humans have and be able to bond and nurture a colorful friendship. My own experience convinces me to believe that pets do have friendships not only with kids but their household room mates and next door the same way kids do. They play together and sleep next to each other, giving us a vivid example of how should we likewise behave towards our fellow humans; "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." St. Francis of Assisi

The amazing book, "Unlikely Friendships," shares with its readers stories of friendship, and inter-species affection, such as the expressive cover of a little monkey gently resting his head on the back of a peaceful white dove. The conscious universe's troubadour of the uplifting volume turned to be National Geographic Magazine's senior writer Jennifer Holland. She got a great win for nature advocate, and animal friendly fellowship. The admirable author who normally writes about, "critters that are harder to love," in her own words, takes her readers to the amazing worlds of my grand children, Noah and especially three years Oliver.
Read more ›
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 5, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I purchased this for 2 of my granddaughters ages 13 and 9, they both loved it. They would giggle and awe at the wonderful stories. They enjoyed it so much I ordered one for myself. A wonderful happy book for young and old.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Lunainthedark on August 8, 2011
Format: Paperback
I laughed, I cried. I want desperately to share! This is a great book to pick up for gifts!! What fun pictures and stories. Good stuff.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Desert Rat on July 29, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Little to add to the other enthusiastic reviews. The pictures will make you smile, or laugh out loud, and others will bring a tear to your eye.

The descriptions are very well written and fascinating also.

One mild complaint. As somebody who is vision impaired, I cannot understand why they used a brown text rather than the standard black.

Loved this and sending copies out to friends and family
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom
This item: Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom
Price: $10.78
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?