By Jennifer S. Holland
Unlikely Friendships is the outstanding New York Times bestseller that’s spent forty four weeks at the record and has 615,000 copies in print. It’s struck a chord with media, from CBS This Morning to USA Today, and Temple Grandin has praised it as “amazing. It indicates the ability of friendship.” Now its writer, Jennifer Holland, who writes approximately animal relationships with perception, compassion, and an exceptional narrative contact, explores animal attachments that, in human phrases, can in basic terms be known as love.
Packed with appealing, breathtaking full-color images, Unlikely Loves is a party of affection among species. listed here are tales of parental love, just like the Dalmatian who moms a infant lamb―a lamb that simply occurs to be white with black spots! tales of playful love, together with the fox and the hound who turn into inseparable. And tales of orphaned animals who've discovered family-like ties in unforeseen combos, just like the elephant who’s bonded with sea lions, goats, and different animals in her walks round the Oregon Zoo.
Ms. Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists, and animal caretakers from worldwide, monitoring down firsthand assets and eyewitnesses. The tales are written with journalistic integrity and detail―and constantly packed with the author’s deep affection for her subjects.
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