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Helen Cowcher, Author

A man sees tracks and fears for his herd. They are jaguar tracks. Simultaneously follow the story of both hunters and the beauty and threats they incur on the way.

When the man finds the jaguar relaxed in a pool of water, he picks up his gun to shoot---but cannot.

"Once, he recalls, the forests and vast plains used to hide many big cats and now there are few. Against our dogs and guns, they stood no chance. Their natural power counted for nothing!"

The story then becomes more mystical and children may or may not understand. It is a beautifully illustrated book about honor.

Index of illustrated creatures
Additional information about jaguars

Ages: 6 - 9


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