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    The World's Greatest Lion (Hardback) By (author) Ralph Helfer, Illustrated by Ted Lewin

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    DescriptionFrom the creators of "The World's Greatest Elephant" comes the real-life story of the MGM Studios Lion. Perhaps the most recognizable Hollywood animal--outside of Lassie--is "Leo the Lion," MGM Studios' famous mascot. For decades his image introduced hundreds of motion pictures, and Zamba the lion acted in dozens more. But he wasn't always a Hollywood star, and he certainly proved to be much more. This real-life story of Zamba, told by world-renowned animal behaviorist Ralph Helfer and 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 that housed Ralph Helfer's animal ranch was ravaged by floods. As death claimed many of the animals, dozens were led to safety by one heroic lion. Zamba's story, beautifully told and illustrated, is one that will entertain and inspire--both cubs and lions.

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    The World's Greatest Lion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ralph Helfer, Illustrated by Ted Lewin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 241 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780399254178
    ISBN 10: 039925417X

    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    Ingram Subject Code: AN
    Libri: I-AN
    BIC subject category V2: WNCF
    B&T Book Type: EN
    B&T Approval Code: X01590000
    BISAC V2.8: JNF039030
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    BISAC V2.8: NAT019000
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    B&T Approval Code: X01790500
    BISAC V2.8: JNF003130
    DC21: 599.75709794
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    DC22: 599.75709794, 599.75709794/94
    LC classification: SF408.6.L54 H44 2012
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    Philomel Books
    Imprint name
    Philomel Books
    Publication date
    05 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Ralph Helfer lives in Nairobi, Kenya. Ted Lewin lives in Brooklyn, New York.
    Review quote
    "A gorgeously illustrated picture book . . . exciting, adorable, and arresting . . . Helfer's genuine affection for his animal companion is always apparent and Lewin's irresistible images make this title a worthwhile purchase." --School Library Journal