Beverly and Dereck Joubert have been living in the wilds of Africa for some 25 years, and they convey the power and majesty of this world in a way that kids can relate to. Some tense face-to-face encounters with lions draw readers into a place where danger stalks them, where one wrong move can lead to death. The book is full of useful information for school reports and breathtaking photography of these powerful beasts. In addition, the Jouberts spark the child's imagination with their appreciation of the wildness and freedom that the lions symbolise. With fewer than 25,000 wild lions left on earth, the authors reveal the environmental threats lions face, what steps toward conservation are being taken, and what children can do to help. As with each Face to Face book, helpful and accessible back matter, especially designed for report writers, this book includes a facts-at-a-glance section, a conservation feature, a science inquiry exercise, a glossary, an index, and how to find out more.
Award-winning filmmakers and naturalists Dereck and Beverly Joubert lead a life of adventure that most people can only imagine. For over 25 years they have made the African wilderness their home, dedicating their lives to understanding and protecting its majestic creatures.