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Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds (Story of Elsa, #1)

by Joy Adamson

There have been many accounts of the return to the wild of tame animals, but since its original publication in 1960, when the New York Times hailed it as a "fascinating and remarkable book," Born Free has stood alone in its power to move us.Joy Adamson's story...

There have been many accounts of the return to the wild of tame animals, but since its original publication in 1960, when the New York Times hailed it as a "fascinating and remarkable book," Born Free has stood alone in its power to move us.

Joy Adamson's story of a lion cub in transition between the captivity in which she is raised and the fearsome wild to which she is returned captures the abilities of both humans and animals to cross the seemingly unbridgeable gap between their radically different worlds. Especially now, at a time when the sanctity of the wild and its inhabitants is increasingly threatened by human development and natural disaster, Adamson's remarkable tale is an idyll, and a model, to return to again and again.

Illustrated with the same beautiful, evocative photographs that first enchanted the world forty years ago and updated with a new introduction by George Page, former host and executive editor of the PBS series Nature and author of Inside the Animal Mind, this anniversary edition introduces to a new generation one of the most heartwarming associations between man and animal.

Suggested by Gina

Paperback - 224 pages - $16.00
ISBN: 0375714383 (ISBN13: 9780375714382)
Published May 16, 2000 by Pantheon
First published 1960

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Gina

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Once you read this book, you'll never forget it. It tells the true story of a bond between a human and a wild animal. An inspirational book for everyone who...

Once you read this book, you'll never forget it. It tells the true story of a bond between a human and a wild animal. An inspirational book for everyone who loves animals and dreams of adventures into the unknown. The book is also full of beautiful photos.

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