Perhaps the most recognizable Hollywood animal—outside of Lassie—is the Zamba, the lion who appeared in countless movies and TV shows alongside some of the biggest stars. But Zamba wasn’t always a Hollywood star, and he proved to be much more.
The World's Greatest Lion, written by world-renowned animal behaviorist Ralph Helfer and illustrated by Caldecott Honor recipient Ted Lewin, follows the famous lion from an orphaned cub in Africa to iconic Hollywood actor. But Zamba’s greatest role wasn’t scripted and it certainly wasn’t captured on film. In 1969, the canyon surrounding the animal ranch where Zamba lived was ravaged by floods. As death claimed many of the animals, dozens were led to safety by one heroic lion. (Ages 4-6)
Hardcover Book : 40 pages
Publisher: Penguin Group (Usa) ( July 05, 2012 )
Item #: 13-575595
Product Dimensions: 9.25 x 11.0 inches
Product Weight: 17.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)