Andrea's Reviews > A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion

A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke
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Jun 21, 2011

it was ok
Read in June, 2011

This wasn't a remarkably well written book, but I enjoyed it for the simple fact that I have always loved animal books.

As a kid I remember going through a whole string of equally as unimaginatively named true animal stories such as A Seal Called Andre, Rascal, and That Quail, Robert. There is just something amazing to me about human relationships with wild animals. As an adult, some of my recent other animal reads include Modoc (Elephant) and Zamba (Lion).

A Lion Called Christian was originally written in the early 1970s, but somehow I missed it in my childhood animal book phase. It has been updated and republished after the youtube video of the reunion of Christian and the young men who had purchased him.
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