“In 1971 we wrote A Lion Called Christian, the story of a lion from London who returned to Africa. Forty years later, the Internet’s YouTube has introduced a new world audience to Christian.” —Ace Bourke and John Rendall
Through many previously unseen photographs, this picture book follows Christian as he grew from a tiny ball of fur into a majestic lion. Here is the incredible story of the remarkable journey to take Christian back to the wild.
About the Author
Anthony (Ace) Bourke is one of Australia’s leading art curators and an Aboriginal art specialist. Passionate about critical environmental issues, Ace hopes to tackle more wildlife and conservation projects. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his two cats.
John Rendall is a member of the Royal Geographic Society and a trustee of the George Adamson Trust. He has traveled to Africa to work on conservation projects, lodges, and reserves. He has three children, who are also interested in wildlife and conservation. John divides his time between London, England, and Sydney, Australia.
Praise for Christian the Lion…
"An entertaining and lighthearted portrait"—Publishers Weekly
“The layout is excellent, with both text and photos presented in an uncluttered, easy-to-follow format. This is ultimately a satisfying story about an extraordinary relationship. It will intrigue children raised on Owen and Mzee and Knut the polar bear.”—School Library Journal