Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom (Paperback)
  • Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom (Paperback)
zoom

Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£10.99
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 07/07/2011
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
It is exactly like "Isaiah" 11:6: "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid..." Written by "National Geographic" magazine writer Jennifer Holland, "Unlikely Friendships" documents one heart warming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. A cat and a bird. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a sheep. A snake and a hamster. It includes the well-documented stories of Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten; and the hippo Owen and the tortoise Mzee. And almost inexplicable stories of predators befriending prey - an Indian leopard slips into a village every night to sleep with a calf. A lionness mothers a baby oryx. Ms. Holland narrates the details and arc of each story, and also offers insights into why - how the young leopard, probably motherless, sought maternal comfort with the calf, and how a baby oryx inspired the same mothering instinct in the lionness. Or, in the story of Kizzy, a nervous retired Greyhound, and Murphy, a red tabby, how cats and dogs actually understand each other's body language. With Murphy's friendship and support, Kizzy recovered from life as a racing dog and became a confident, loyal family pet. These are the most amazing friendships between species, collected from around the world and documented in a selection of full-colour candid photographs.

Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761159131
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 203 x 177 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Jennifer S. Holland's irresistible volume features heartwarming stories of interspecies love and adorable photographs that are heart-stopping in more than one sense."
-- New York Times Book Review

"The feel-good book of the summer--maybe the year--may very well be Unlikely Friendships."
-- USA Today

"Jennifer Holland documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways."
-- Reader's Digest

"With aww-inducing photographs, the book highlights the most improbable animal connections."
-- National Geographic

You may also be interested in...

Zoo Animals
Added to basket
£38.99
Paperback
Where's the Poop?
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
RSPB Spotlight: Puffins
Added to basket
An African Love Story
Added to basket
The Wisdom of Birds
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
Our Inner Ape
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Natural History Of Insects
Added to basket
Midges in Scotland
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Zoology
Added to basket
Gorillas in the Mist
Added to basket
Snake
Added to basket
£12.95
Paperback
Hedgerow & Wildlife
Added to basket
British Bat Calls
Added to basket
£31.99
Paperback

Reviews

View all

“So Adorable”

The love and bond between these animals is something that makes my heart smile (:

Paperback edition
25th February 2013
Helpful? Upvote 28

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.