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Leo the Snow Leopard Hardcover – October 1, 2010

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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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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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 1050L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press; 9.1.2010 edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545229278
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545229272
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.4 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #419,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Nice hardcover book. Great story of human efforts to save an endangered animal. I was worried my 6 yr old wouldn't like it because it isn't a typical children's book story, but she loved it! This is a true story with real pictures of Leo and those that helped him.
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Thank you for the interesting story about Leo the Snow Leopard, who was rescued by a farmer and cared for by the family until he can get care from Kamal, his caretaker up to being transferred to a zoo in USA. Here Leo met a female snow leopard Shelby and he learned from her on how to be a snow leopard. For he was around people so much that he thought he was a person. I just loved this story!
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This book was disappointing -- it's written by people who have little concept of a child's attention span. Every agency that participated in helping get the snow leopard gets its name spelled out every time, which is so not awesome to read aloud. It could have been great -- in the hands of an actual children's book author.
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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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As another reviewer has observed, this book really isn't written in a way that engages children, either as listeners or as independent readers. The book's authors are careful to list every non-profit and governmental agency involved in rescuing the snow leopard cub. They chose to include information about things (like the international regulations governing the movement of endangered species) that went completely over the head of the student I was reading with, and distracted from the snow leopard's story. They listed the names and credentials of scientists and veterinarians who traveled from Pakistan to the U.S. with the snow leopard - but they didn't tell us what those people actually did with the snow leopard on its journey. The crux of the story itself - and the pictures - were wonderful. Unfortunately it reads like a publicity piece for The Wildlife Conservation Society that's weirdly aimed at 4th graders.
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