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eBook How it Was with Dooms: A True Story from Africa (Aladdin Picture Books) epub

by Xan Hopcraft

eBook How it Was with Dooms: A True Story from Africa (Aladdin Picture Books) epub
  • ISBN: 0689835396
  • Author: Xan Hopcraft
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Animals
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Aladdin (August 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • ePUB size: 1715 kb
  • FB2 size 1693 kb
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Twelve-year-old Xan Hopcraft grew up with a pet cheetah at hi. .Told from a child's perspective (Xan Hopcraft), it includes family pictures as well as illustrations by children.

Twelve-year-old Xan Hopcraft grew up with a pet cheetah at hi.Start by marking How it Was with Dooms: A True Story from Africa as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Jan 07, 2016 Jerson Solar marked it as to-read.

Aladdin picture books needs to thoroughly investigate this reprinting of a once beautiful book that I previously . Most children dream of having a wild animal for a pet at one time or another.

Aladdin picture books needs to thoroughly investigate this reprinting of a once beautiful book that I previously purchased. I have copies of the full cover hardcover original and previously purchased multiple copies of the full color original Aladdin paperback for use as gifts. How It Was With Dooms: A True Story From Africa" is the real life story of a boy who was raised with a cheetah named Dooms. The photography is fantastic, and the story ends with angst and hope. Dooms" is a story that I recommend for all children, that adults can enjoy right alongside of them.

How It Was with Dooms is a children's book dictated to Carol Cawthra Hopcraft by her young son Xan Hopcraft. It tells the true story of the young boy's friendship with an orphaned cheetah on the family's game ranch in Kenya. Carol Hopcraft, a wildlife photographer, provided photographs for the book, while her son provided illustrations. It was published in 1997 by Margaret K. McElderry, a division of Simon & Schuster.

When the magnificent animal died, Xan wrote a story about what it was like to own a cheetah and how he died

When the magnificent animal died, Xan wrote a story about what it was like to own a cheetah and how he died. With both photographs and Xan's own drawings, here is a real story of life in Africa. From School Library Journal: Grade 2-5.

Book Overview With both photographs and Xan's own drawings, here is a real story of life in Africa.

Twelve-year-old Xan Hopcraft grew up with a pet cheetah at his home in Nairobi, Kenya. When the magnificent animal died, Xan wrote a story about what it was like to own a cheetah and how he died.

A True Story from Africa. By Xan Hopcraft When the magnificent animal died, Xan wrote a story about what it was like to own a cheetah and how he died. Illustrated by Carol Cawthra Hopcraft. Price may vary by retailer. Twelve-year-old Xan Hopcraft grew up with a pet cheetah at his home in Nairobi, Kenya. About The Illustrator. Carol Cawthra Hopcraft. Publisher: Aladdin (August 1, 2000).

Set in South Africa, the story opens with an irresistible mote of yellow and black . For Xan and his family, the encounter with the cheetah cub is love at first sight.

Set in South Africa, the story opens with an irresistible mote of yellow and black, the cheetah cub later known as Duma, losing first his mother and then his wa. Partly inspired by the picture book "How It Was With Dooms," about a real South African boy and his pet cheetah, and given dramatic shape and gristle by Karen Janszen and Mark St. Germain, the film initially seems to cleave to the sentimental idea that childhood is a lost paradise, however short-lived.

How It Was With Dooms: A True Story From Africa, by Xan Hopcroft and Carol Cawthra Hopcroft Imagine having a pet . When Dooms, the cheetah his family raised from a kitten, died, Xan was seven

How It Was With Dooms: A True Story From Africa, by Xan Hopcroft and Carol Cawthra Hopcroft Imagine having a pet cheetah. Xan Hopcroft did. When Dooms, the cheetah his family raised from a kitten, died, Xan was seven.

Dooms is a children's book dictated to Carol Cawthra Hopcraft by her young son Xan Hopcraft. 64 pages, ISBN 0-689-81091-1) The book was loosely adapted into a film in 2005, under the title Duma.

How it Was With Dooms: A True Story from Africa (Aladdin Picture Books) Xan Hopcraft (Auteur), Carol Cawthra Hopcraft (Auteur). Acheter neuf : EUR 16,08 (as of 02/05/2013 01:27 PST) 9 neuf & d'occasion a partir de EUR 6,64 (as of 02/05/2013 01:27 PST). Consultez la liste Cadeaux les plus demandes dans la rubrique Pets pour des informations officielles sur le classement actuel de ce produit.

Twelve-year-old Xan Hopcraft grew up with a pet cheetah at his home in Nairobi, Kenya. When the magnificent animal died, Xan wrote a story about what it was like to own a cheetah and how he died. With both photographs and Xan's own drawings, here is a real story of life in Africa.
Comments: (7)
Ka
I already posted a review of this book and will reiterate. Aladdin picture books needs to thoroughly investigate this reprinting of a once beautiful book that I previously purchased. I have copies of the full cover hardcover original and previously purchased multiple copies of the full color original Aladdin paperback for use as gifts. This book is a cheap black and white knockoff of the Aladdin paperback, with a distorted image on the front cover printed on cheap paper, and the beautiful full color inside photographs also photocopied in black and white. VERY depressing. Also, the full cover Aladdin paperback editions I purchased previously were priced at $3.99.This "edition" is around $16!! Too bad that the original hardcover appears to be out of print, but this cheaply produced "recreation" is an insult to the beauty of the original book. If I were the author, I would be outraged to have my work mangled in this way. If you can find the original book anywhere, please buy it, but do NOT buy this square format edition. You will hate it too!
Munigrinn
First of all, it's a fine book, and we like it, which is why I'm giving it 4 stars. So I'm not knocking the book. However, we bought it after we'd seen the movie, "Duma," which we thought was based on this book. Since our kids like "Duma" we thought they'd like to look at the book version, too. This review is mostly written for people like me, who came to this book via the movie. If that's not you, you don't need to read any further.

Now, I've seen plenty of movies that are based on books, and of course the movies deviate from the books, some a lot, some a little. I was prepared for that. But when I got the book, I was surprised - and a bit disappointed - that the movie and the book have absolutely nothing to do with each other. The only similarity that I can see is that there is a boy who lives on a farm in Africa, and a cheetah ends up on the farm, too. That's it for similarities.

For instance, in the beginning of the movie, the boy and his father find a baby cheetah at night wandering around on a road. The boy seems to be about 10 or so. In the book, a man comes to the farm and opens up his coat to reveal a cheetah cub. This happens before Xan is born. That's one example I feel comfortable writing about, as it doesn't give away any major plot points to the book or movie. But I will say - and those who have already seen the movie will know what I'm talking about - that there's a major plot point surrounding Xan's father that never happens in the book, and the whole plot line of returning Duma to the wild is completely absent from the book as well. As these two things are what drives the movie, not to have them makes the book and the movie two completely separate entities with almost nothing to do with each other.

So it's a nice book, and we like it. But buy it as an interesting book, not as a companion or supplement to the movie "Duma."
Macill
This book is wonderful on several levels. First, the photographs of the cheetah interacting with the family are simply gorgeous, a visual treat. Second, the quality of the writing is outstanding. Narrated in an authentic child's voice, the simple story of the life of a cheetah adopted by a family that lives in Africa unfolds with realism and grace. The death of the boy's beloved cheetah is treated with great sensitivity, and the ending is upbeat and exactly right. It's a rare treat for a child AND the adult who reads it with him. I bought the DVD and enjoyed it on its own terms, but it wasn't nearly as powerful as the book.
Katishi
This book was outstanding in that it showed how a cheetah, raised from a cub, made a perfect house pet. I've always thought cheetahs were quite naturally "people friendly" after seeing numerous events inviolving the big cats.
Runemane
Most children dream of having a wild animal for a pet at one time or another. "How It Was With Dooms: A True Story From Africa" is the real life story of a boy who was raised with a cheetah named Dooms. The photography is fantastic, and the story ends with angst and hope. "Dooms" is a story that I recommend for all children, that adults can enjoy right alongside of them.
Ndav
I have a copy of this paperback book in color, which I bought a couple of years ago. This book on Amazon appears to be in color but it is in black and white and looks awful!!! So beware if you order it and you think you are getting the color version.
bass
This book is not as advertised. It is a compilation of TERRIBLE black and white copies. AWFUL!!!!!! I wanted to include this in a children's X-mas gift package but am returning it instead. Very disappointed with this seller.
It came in black and white, not as described in the "Look inside" with colorful pictures or drawings
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