A Boy and a Jaguar Audiobook, by Alan Rabinowitz Play Audiobook Sample

A Boy and a Jaguar Audiobook

A Boy and a Jaguar Audiobook, by Alan Rabinowitz Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Adam Grupper Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 0.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 0.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781490613956

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Longest Chapter Length:

06:53 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:34 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

04:43 minutes

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Publisher Description

Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion--their voice--but he stutters uncontrollably. Except when he talks to animals... Then he is fluent. Follow the life of the man "Time Magazine" calls, "the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation" as he searches for his voice and fulfills a promise to speak for animals, and people, who cannot speak for themselves. This real-life story with tender illustrations by Catia Chen explores truths not defined by the spoken word. Contributor Bio: Rabinowitz, Alan Dr. Alan Rabinowitz has dedicated his life to two causes: protecting the world's thirty-six wild cat species and advocating for stutterers as a spokesperson for the Stuttering Foundation of America. His conservation work has been chronicled in the New York Times, Scientific American, Audubon, Outside, Jerusalem Report and National Geographic Explorer, among others. He tells audiences that he feels lucky to have been given the gift of stuttering and believes that without it, he would not be on the path of his passion--saving big cats. This is his first book with Houghton Mifflin. Visit www.panthera.org and www.stutteringhelp.org. Contributor Bio: Chien, Catia Catia Chien is an avid painter who works from her studio in Southern California. She is a collection of fun entomology facts and has been known to prefer soup over most other types of food. Besides filled with vivid imagination, her work is described as rich with whimsy, colors, and energy. She is currently producing work for the children's book market, film and animation, comic book anthologies, and galleries.

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“A beautiful book that will inspire stutterers to succeed and make a positive difference in the world.”

— Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author 


  • “This book made me cry tears of sympathy, and joy. You and I are this boy; you and I are this jaguar.”

    — Sherman Alexie, National Book Award winner
  • This true story of a promise kept is for everyone—no matter what age—to read and share.

    — Sy Montgomery, author of Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot


  • Winner of the 2015 Schneider Family Book Award

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About Alan Rabinowitz

Alan Rabinowitz, PhD, is an American zoologist, conservationist, and field biologist and the CEO of Panthera, a nonprofit conservation organization devoted to protecting the world’s wild cat species. He is one of the world’s leading big cat experts and has authored over one hundred scientific articles and several books, including Jaguar: One Man’s Struggle to Establish the First Jaguar Preserve, Chasing the Dragon’s Tail: The Struggle to Save Thailand’s Wild Cats, and A Boy and a Jaguar.

About Adam Grupper

Adam Grupper, award-winning narrator, has garnered honors from AudioFile magazine, Publishers Weekly, iTunes, the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences, and the Audio Publishers Association. He has been in eleven Broadway productions, including the acclaimed revival of Fiddler on the Roof. His film and television credits include The Rebound, Homeland, Master of None, Music and Lyrics, Two Weeks Notice, Elementary, and Allegiance.