Monday, March 23, 2009

Cheesy Yes, But Heartwarming As Well

Over the past several months, more than 44 million people have seen the YouTube video clip of the reunion between Christian the Lion and his friends, Ace Bourke and John Rendall. The story of the men who adopted the lion cub from Harrods, lived with him in London, then released him into a free life in Kenya with the help of George Adamson, the "Father of Lions," has captured the hearts of people around the world. A Lion Called Christian, by Bourke and Rendall, is the definitive account of Christian's life, written by the men who raised him. From their early days in London, riding around town with a lion cub in the back of their car, to their time spent with George Adamson working to reintegrate Christian into the wild, to their heartwarming reunion with their beloved friend and the bittersweet story of the last time they saw him, this fully revised and updated edition of their 1971 memoir will bring new light to Christian's unusual and unexpected story. The book is illustrated with more 40 photographs, many of them never before published.

Also available is a version of the story for younger readers, in the 7 to 10 age range, also written by Bourke and Rendall. This version includes a 16-page insert of color and black&white photographs, as well as an insert of fun facts about Christian and lions in general

1 comment:

  1. I have read this book and would recommend it to anyone who, like me, is a fan of this amazing story. I am so excited to see this story being shared around the world once again. Ace and John have their own website where they have regular updates on the continuing journey Christian's story.


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