- Hardcover: 94 pages
- Publisher: Collins; 1St Edition edition (1971)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0002114801
- ISBN-13: 978-0002114806
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,662,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
I have an original copy of this book, A Lion Called Christian. It is a hardcover book.
This book recounts the experiences of two men who owned a London boutique, bought a lion cub to try to attract customers to the store, and when the lion outgrew their ability to responsibly maintain him, they took responsibility for his future by taking him to George Adamson in Kenya to be rehabilitated to the wild.
George Adamson was the ex-husband of Joy Adamson, author of the famous Born Free books. They were the pioneers of the practice of successfully rehabilitating captive animals to the wild.
The story is excellent and is attracting new interest today because of videos on youtube, of the reunion of the owners and Christian after Christian was living as a fully rehabilitated wild lion.
This story is the epitome example of people taking full responsibility for the welfare and future of the big cat they bought as a pet, when that cat outgrew their facilities and resources to keep him adequately for his needs.
It is a beautiful moving story and also shows just how much loyalty and love that animals can have toward humans who genuinely care about them and relate to the animals in positive fair ways that the animals understand.
the title may be " christian the lion who lives in my london living room "?
can't find it anywhre.