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How it Was with Dooms: A True Story from Africa (Paperback)

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What could be more unlikely than a boy growing up with a pet cheetah? This true story, told in photographs, text, and drawings, has fascinated my kids ever since they were toddlers—and it is downright compelling for grown-ups, as well. Xan Hopcraft grew up with a pet cheetah (who was abandoned as a baby) at his home in Nairobi, Kenya. When the magnificent animal, Dooms, died, Xan wrote a story about what it was like to have a cheetah as part of his family, and the impact of his loss. How it Was With Dooms is a tender and moving book, but also one that shows that cheetahs are, in fact, wild—and like all living things, deserve our respect. 

— S.B.

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Twelve-year-old Xan Hopcraft grew up with a pet cheetah at his home in Nairobi, Kenya. When the magnificent animal died, Xan wrote a story about what it was like to own a cheetah and how he died. With both photographs and Xan's own drawings, here is a real story of life in Africa.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780689835391
ISBN-10: 0689835396
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication Date: August 1st, 2000
Pages: 64
Language: English
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