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Our Peaceable Kingdom: The Photographs of John Drysdale

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4.6  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
John Drysdale's photographs are exciting, tender, hilarious, often exhilarating- but for more than the obvious reasons. Certainly it's not every day that one sees a lion that's befriended a Boston terrier. Maybe elephants don't usually go fishing, and parrots generally don't tend to lounge around in beach chairs, next to their human companions. But in the "peaceable kingdo ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published October 19th 2000 by St. Martin's Press (first published October 2000)
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Stephen
Jan 01, 2015 Stephen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor, animal-stories
One hundred black and white photos. About 40% are of humans (usually children) in very close touch with unexpected animal companions like a chimp, elephant, lion, leopard or pigmy hippo. Maybe 40% are of two different genera or phyla of animals in close companionship with each other. The rest are candid shots of human children in small groups.

Here’s how keen I am to tell you about this book today: I saw it while looking on our real shelves for something else, spent half an hour typing a review,
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Fishface
Jan 26, 2016 Fishface rated it it was amazing
Adorable and hilarious photos of animals, sometimes with their humans, sometimes interacting improbably with each other.
Lisa Sigmon
Jan 28, 2015 Lisa Sigmon rated it it was amazing
It's a picture book of different animals getting along. I love it.
Michelle
Nov 09, 2008 Michelle rated it really liked it
This is a book of photographs of children and animals. There is no text and there does not need to be any. This is a perfect match for middle school students because it is a book showing the possibilities of unlikely friendships, humor, and love. It would be great for "story starters". Get a document camera for best effect.
Ellen
Jan 02, 2014 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Such sweet photos of unlikely friends. If only our world could take the message to heart.
Madeleine
Sep 16, 2013 Madeleine rated it it was amazing
Marvelous, life-affirming images. There were just a few photos that seemed out of place in the collection, but that's the only criticism I have. This is a book you need to buy, not borrow.
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