Wild Heart by Anne E. Neimark
The Story of Joy Adamson, Author of Born Free

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Joy Adamson is renowned for her work on behalf of orphaned wild animals and environmental movements. She revolutionized the public’s view of the emotional capacity of animals. She also produced paintings that chronicled the flora and fauna of Africa, and paintings of tribal men and women in traditional clothing. But she is best known as the author of Born Free, the story of Elsa, the lion cub she tamed and raised and eventually released into the wild. Anne E. Neimark’s biography tells the dramatic story of the extraordinary adventure of Joy Adamson’s life.
 

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Anne E. Neimark is a renowned author whose reader-friendly approach to writing biographies has allowed many young people to learn about the lives of famous and important people.nbsp; She lives near Chicago.
 
Published March 15, 1999 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Adamson, pregnant and abandoned, has an abortion, becomes a patient of Sigmund Freud, marries twice, and has two miscarriages before meeting her third husband, George Adamson, a gamekeeper in Kenya, who brings home three orphaned lion cubs.

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Consequently, Adamson often comes off as a capricious schoolgirl (e.g., after George Adamson, who would become her third husband, tells her he's in love with her, she ""could hardly concentrate on the smallest task"").

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