Bulu

Bulu

African Wonder Dog

Book - 2010
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Fans of narrative non-fiction, true dog stories, and African wildlife will want to check out Bulu!

Born on a crocodile farm in Zambia's untamed South Luangwa Valley, the puppy seemed different from his littermates. Too quiet. Unresponsive. Terriers are usually full of energy and bouncing off walls. But not this one. Nobody wanted him. Enter Anna and Steve Tolan—former police officers who had left behind their life in England to live in the African bush. People thought the Tolans were a bit different, too. The peculiar puppy suited them perfectly. They named him Bulu, or "wild dog" in the local Nyanja language.

Living in the bush, Bulu not only found his voice, he also found his calling as a foster parent to the orphaned baby animals—including warthogs, monkeys, elephants, baboons, bushbucks, and buffalo—cared for by the Tolans. But Bulu's protective nature led him into terrifying situations in the wild. It's a miracle he survived! But survive he did, disarming people with his wacky ways and nurturing once-unwanted creatures like him until they too could be set free. Bulu's story is a joyful confirmation of dogs as unique spirits, capable of love, compassion, and bravery.

Packed with vivid descriptions of encounters with crocodiles, lions, leopards, poisonous snakes, armed poachers, and more—and illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs—Bulu: African Wonder Dog is a great resource for meeting Common Core State Standards that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.


From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
Traces the story of a pair of former police officers who moved to Zambia and adopted a near-feral puppy that survived dangerous situations and eventually came to nurture other animals like itself.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375947209
9780375847240
Branch Call Number: J 636.70092 HOU
Characteristics: xi, 323 p. :,ill., map ;,22 cm.

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Anna and Steve moved to Africa to run a wildlife education center, but certainly never expected to be helped by Bulu, who served as a foster parent to the orphaned animals they cared for—when he wasn’t out having encounters with wildlife in the bush!

Moli0011 Oct 04, 2012

such an awesome book !!! I love it :) It has a wonderfull story and i even bought the book!!!

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