A Bit of Belize Before Breakfast

h1 April 24th, 2014 by jules

“Back in the jungle, I know all the jaguars in the study area from their tracks. But one day I come across a completely new track—the biggest male jaguar tracks I have ever seen. I follow the prints for hours. Not wanting to be caught in the jungle at night without a flashlight, I turn around to go back to camp.
There, right behind me, is the jaguar.
He must have been following
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Last week, I chatted here with Dr. Alan Rabinowitz about his picture book, A Boy and a Jaguar (Houghton Mifflin, May 2014), illustrated by Catia Chien.

For those who’d like to see some art from the book, I share that here today.

Until tomorrow …

“Later, in Belize, I am the first person to study jaguars.
The jungle makes me feel more alive than I have ever felt.”

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“I lean toward him a little, the way I had at the Bronx Zoo so many years before.”
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A BOY AND A JAGUAR. Copyright © 2014 by Alan Rabinowitz. Illustrations © 2014 by Catia Chien. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher.

2 comments to “A Bit of Belize Before Breakfast”

  1. Gorgeous!

  2. Yes, just beautiful!

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