Father of Lions: One Man's Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo Louise Callaghan

Father of Lions: One Man's Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo

Author: Louise Callaghan
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Book Title
Father of Lions: One Man's Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo
Author
Louise Callaghan
ISBN
9781250248947
Father of Lions is the powerful true story of the evacuation of the Mosul Zoo, featuring Abu Laith the zookeeper, Simba the lion cub, Lula the bear, and countless others, faithfully depicted by acclaimed, award-winning journalist Louise Callaghan in her trade publishing debut. Combining a true-to-life narrative of humanity in the wake of war with the heartstring-tugging account of rescued animals, Father of Lions will appeal to audiences of bestsellers like The Zookeeper's Wife and The Bookseller of Kabul as well as fans of true animal stories such as A Streetcat Named Bob, Marley and Me, and Finding Atticus. "An unexpectedly funny and moving book. ... Through the story of a man who loves both lions and life, Louise Callaghan shows how humour and defiance can counter cruelty, and why both humans and animals crave freedom." -- Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor, Channel 4 News and author of In Extremis: the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Louise CallaghanPublisher: ForgePublished: 01/14/2020ISBN: 9781250248947Pages: 400Weight: 1.30lbsSize: 9.50h x 6.30w x 1.30dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 10/28/2019Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2019Library Journal 12/01/2019 pg. 95Booklist 12/01/2019 pg. 17

Father of Lions is the powerful true story of the evacuation of the Mosul Zoo, featuring Abu Laith the zookeeper, Simba the lion cub, Lula the bear, and countless others, faithfully depicted by acclaimed, award-winning journalist Louise Callaghan in her trade publishing debut.

Combining a true-to-life narrative of humanity in the wake of war with the heartstring-tugging account of rescued animals, Father of Lions will appeal to audiences of bestsellers like The Zookeeper's Wife and The Bookseller of Kabul as well as fans of true animal stories such as A Streetcat Named Bob, Marley and Me, and Finding Atticus.

"An unexpectedly funny and moving book. ... Through the story of a man who loves both lions and life, Louise Callaghan shows how humour and defiance can counter cruelty, and why both humans and animals crave freedom." -- Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor, Channel 4 News and author of In Extremis: the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Louise Callaghan
Publisher: Forge
Published: 01/14/2020
ISBN: 9781250248947
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.30w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 10/28/2019
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2019
Library Journal 12/01/2019 pg. 95
Booklist 12/01/2019 pg. 17

Father of Lions is the powerful true story of the evacuation of the Mosul Zoo, featuring Abu Laith the zookeeper, Simba the lion cub, Lula the bear, and countless others, faithfully depicted by acclaimed, award-winning journalist Louise Callaghan in her trade publishing debut.

Combining a true-to-life narrative of humanity in the wake of war with the heartstring-tugging account of rescued animals, Father of Lions will appeal to audiences of bestsellers like The Zookeeper's Wife and The Bookseller of Kabul as well as fans of true animal stories such as A Streetcat Named Bob, Marley and Me, and Finding Atticus.

"An unexpectedly funny and moving book. ... Through the story of a man who loves both lions and life, Louise Callaghan shows how humour and defiance can counter cruelty, and why both humans and animals crave freedom." -- Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor, Channel 4 News and author of In Extremis: the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Louise Callaghan
Publisher: Forge
Published: 01/14/2020
ISBN: 9781250248947
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.30w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 10/28/2019
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2019
Library Journal 12/01/2019 pg. 95
Booklist 12/01/2019 pg. 17