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Ubuntu : Summer of the Rhino (Hardcover) (Julia Johnson)

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As the moon rises over the African Savannah, a young girl called Thembile and her father, a wildlife ranger, are out patrolling through the night on horseback. They hear the heart-rendering cries of a terrified rhino calf, and find him shivering beside the mutilated body of his mother. Help is summoned, but who will care for this orphan, look after him and pay for his milk and medicines?

Far away in Dubai, hearing of the calf's plight, a school comes to the rescue and agrees to support the orphaned rhino until he is old enough to be released back into the wild. One pupil in particular is captivated by the baby rhino. George - who has recently arrived from England - is a boy with a boundless curiosity and a compassion beyond his years and, whenever he can, he watches the calf's progress on the CCTV set up by his school and Thembile's father. He is fascinated by the way the African girl and the rhino seem to bond as the weeks go by.

When, one afternoon, the young girl doesn't appear at her usual time, George is convinced that she is in danger. What can have happened to her? And is the orphaned rhino in danger too? George knows something is wrong but what can he do when he is thousands of miles away?

Ubuntu: Summer of the Rhino is brilliantly told and beautifully illustrated and will delight children from the age of eight years upwards. All royalties will be donated to the Rhino Rehabilitation Centre of Rhino Revolution, to help rescue and rehabilitate orphaned rhinos. Merely by buying this book you are making a difference - but do join the Revolution and help make the world a kinder place: visit rhinorevolution.org.
Number of Pages: 60
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Julia Johnson
Language: English
Street Date: March 31, 2016
TCIN: 52115187
UPC: 9781909339859
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-6670
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