Publisher description for Mother to tigers / written by George Ella Lyon.


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You are a Bengal tiger cub,

one of three -- Dacca, Rajpur, Raniganj -- abandoned by your mother.

You are so cold and thin that someone with kind hands puts you on a heating pad and sits by you for hours, moistening your mouth with milk.

When you give a weak cry and look up, there is a human face almost crying too.

Your new mother is Helen Delaney Martini, who has already raised a lion cub in her New York apartment. Tigers in the bathtub will be no problem for her and her husband, Fred.

This remarkable book -- strikingly striped as tigers are, sympathetically spoken as any child could wish -- tells the story of Helen Martini, founder of the Bronx Zoo's animal nursery in 1944 and its first woman zookeeper.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Martini, Helen Juvenile literature, Zoo keepers United States Juvenile literature, Martini, Helen, Zoo keepers, Women Biography