Little Lost Tiger by Jonathan London

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A mother Siberian tiger and her cub step silently into the forest, floating like mist in the moonlight. The mother nudges her cub beneath a fallen tree, then goes in search of food. Suddenly, there's a roar louder than any tiger's. Wind! Fire! The cub squeals for his mother, but the two are separated until the fiery danger has passed. Ilya Spirin's powerful watercolor, pastel, and gouache paintings capture the majesty of the Siberian wilderness, from flame-lit snow, to milky moonlight, to the forest animals as they flee toward safety. An Author's Note provides information on the logging and poaching activities that have reduced the Siberian tiger population to less than 400 animals.
 

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Jonathan London was born a "navy-brat" in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Naval stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He received a Masters Degree in Social Sciences but never formally studied literature or creative writing. He began to consider himself a writer about the time he graduated from college. After college he became a dancer in a modern dance company and worked at numerous low-paying jobs as a laborer or counselor. He wrote poems and short stories for adults, earning next to nothing despite being published in many literary magazines. For some 20 years before he penned his first children's book, London was writing poetry and short stories for adults. In the early 1970s, he was reading his poems in San Francisco jazz clubs, and those experiences found their way into his witty children's book Hip Cat, which has been featured on the PBS children's television show Reading Rainbow. After writing down the tale The Olw Who Became the Moon in 1989, London began to wonder if other people might want to read it. He picked up his kids' copy of Winnie-the-Pooh and saw that the book was published by Dutton, so he casually decided to send his story to them. Surprisingly enough, they wanted to publish him. Working with different illustrators, and occasionally with co-authors, London has produced literally dozens of books. Most have appeared under his name, but some have come out under a pseudonym, which still remains a secret.He has published over forty books and has earned recognitions from organizations like the National Science Teachers Association.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Two Lions. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Children are introduced to emperor penguins, the largest of the penguin species, as readers follow a single emperor chick from his hatching to his first swim in the sea at five months of age.

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An evening repast enjoyed outdoors inspires a flurry of counting games for a mother bear and her young cub.

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A tagalong white arctic fox follows wherever the polar bear goes, ready to eat the scraps that are left after a kill, and proves useful, warning the bear when killer whales are near.

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This elegantly simple and informative story chronicles a year in the life of a family of trumpeter swans.

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/ Shaggy and frost-tipped, / the tigress and her cub / slip like shadows into a forest / of bone-white birches.” As Spirin’s artwork gets darker and takes on the blue-gray of night, the Striped One hides little Amba under a fallen tree so she can hunt the sika deer in the clearing.

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Little Lost Tiger is a delightful adventure story of a Siberian tigress and her kitten surviving the dangers of winter.

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