Monday, March 4, 2013

A Book Review of A Lion Called Christian

A Lion Called Christian - The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion by Anthony Bourke and John Rendall is a book that Eli and I recently enjoyed together.  This story started in the late '60s when the two Australian authors bought a lion cub at London's Harrod's Department Store.  It tells of the trio's adventures in the furniture shop where the men worked, in the local walled garden where Christian was exercised, and on various excursions out and about.  Christian's adventures continue as he outgrows his owners' flat and is eventually flown to Kenya and successfully rehabilitated back into the wild.  I especially enjoyed learning about the fascinating habits, nature and behavior of lions.  And photos of Christian sprinkled throughout the book reveal the beauty and grace of these amazing creations -

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