A boy and a jaguar

A Boy and a Jaguar - Alan Rabinowitz, Catia Chien

by Alan Rabinowitz

Illustrations by Cátia Chien


This is the story of Alan, a boy who is a stutterer and struggles to relate with other kids because of that. He only speaks fluently when he whispers to the animals he loves so much. This love for the animals, specially jaguars, will help him to go over his stuttering challenge when he needs to talk to give "a voice" to his beloved suffering friends. He finally feels complete for the first time in his life.

Based on the author experience, this story is about love friendship, respect for the environment, and how seeing our difficulties as gifts help us to move forward.


Age range: 6 to 8 years old.