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About the Author
Dr. Alan Rabinowitz is a global leader in the field of big cat preservation and research. He's dedicated his life to two causes: protecting wild cats around the world, and advocating for fellow stutterers. Visit his organization's website at www.panthera.org .The illustrator Catia Chien lives in Pasadena, California. Visit her website at www.catiachien.com .
"This book made me cry tears of sympathy, and joy. You and I are this boy; You and I are this jaguar."
--Sherman Alexie, National Book Award winner for The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian "This true story of a promise kept is for everyone - no matter what age - to read and share."
--Sy Montgomery, Sibert Medal Winner for Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot "A beautiful book that will inspire stutterers to succeed and make a positive difference in the world."
--Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation * "In his first book for children, conservationist and adult author Rabinowitz frames his lifelong struggle with stuttering against his equally long-held love of animals...Iit's a candid and deeply resonant account of a hard-fought battle against societal stigma, and an embrace of one's true talent and calling."
--Publisher's Weekly, starred review * "Moving and sweetly resonant."
--Kirkus, starred review "The emotional resonance of the text, urgency of the issues discussed, and breathtakingly breautiful illustrations make this book a winner...A testament to the fierce beauty of jaguars and the human spirit."
--School Library Journal
"Kids with speech issues, and those who bond with animals more easily than with fellow humans, will especially relate to Rabinowitz's emotionally honest narrative."