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Jaguar (English-Chinese)

Cowcher, Helen

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ISBN 10: 1840590092 / ISBN 13: 9781840590098
Published by Milet Publishing, 1997
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[bdrm_se_31 MAR11T3]exlib has edge wear/bumped corners, no marks on pages. tight and sturdy ex-library copy. Bookseller Inventory # 1840590092x

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Title: Jaguar (English-Chinese)

Publisher: Milet Publishing

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:ex-lib

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Young readers are introduced to the concept of nature's delicate balance in the rain forest and are presented with facts about the many animals that live there, in a suspenseful, lavishly illustrated story."

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Grade 2-5. Jaguar's yellow eye peering through mottled leaves on the book jacket evokes a sense of mystery that is deftly delivered in this striking natural-history tale. Like Cowcher's Tigress (Farrar, 1991), the spare story with bold paintings features the emotional conflict experienced by a human who comes face to face with an animal predator. Here a Venezuelan herdsman tracking the jaguar fears both the hunting prowess and the mystical powers his culture ascribes to the handsome animal. When the herdsman finally aims his gun, he cannot fire. "It is as if the glade has cast its spell upon him." He recalls how few big cats remain, where once there were many. Suddenly he has a flashing vision?"a raging jaguar filling the air!?an ancestral guardian protecting his own!" The mysticism and frank didacticism will best be understood by older children. On one level this encounter with conscience and the supernatural seems downright hokey, but it's beautifully executed in the paintings. Viewers of all ages will be drawn to the richly hued double-page scenes in which jaguar and the other floodplain animals interact. Cowcher's substantial endnotes offer information about the featured animals and jaguar spirit that will send most readers back for an appreciative rereading. The drama of the story and superb art followed by the factual explanations comprise a finely crafted presentation that will be widely appealing and useful as picture book and nonfiction.?Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston
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