Joy Adamson

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Anita Nygaard

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Adamson's rare perception and her superb gifts of story-telling are vividly evident [in Pippa's Challenge]. She has a passion for understanding "the fascination of what's difficult" (Yeats); the cheetah, reticent, graceful, and astonishingly beautiful, is a difficult and fascinating creature…. The challenge of Pippa and her cubs is to teach us something essential of ourselves—if we will learn. There is a useful comparison table of members of the cat family. Highly recommended. (pp. 3171-72)

Anita Nygaard, "Natural History & Zoology: 'Pippa's Challenge'," in Library Journal (reprinted from Library Journal, October 1, 1972; published by R. R. Bowker Co. (a Xerox company); copyright © 1972 by Xerox Corporation), Vol. 97, No. 17, October 1, 1972, pp. 3171-72.

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