The Leopard Boy Paperback
Illustrated by Marisa Lewis
Khalid spends his days looking after his uncle's goats.
One day he follows the goats higher up the mountain than he has ever been before, only to discover that one of the kids is missing.
But he does stumble upon the home of an old man who tells him about the danger faced by the last of the leopards.
When Khalid gets home, his uncle angrily sets a trap for the creature he is sure has killed the lost goat.
In the following days, Khalid and the old man discover signs of a leopard and determine to save it from Khalid's uncle.
Then Khalid learns that his uncle plans to allow a mining company to destroy the mountain and the last thing he needs is to be foiled by the presence of an endangered and protected animal.
This beautiful, timeless and inspiring story set in the Arabian peninsula highlights the dilemmas facing traditional peoples in seeking to improve their lives, and will captivate animal lovers concerned about plight of the Arabian leopard.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/08/2011
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9781847802132
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Review by Sullywriter
An inspiring story with a subtle conservationist message. It's refreshing to read a story set in the Middle East that's not about war or oppression of some kind.