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Lyon, George Ella.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003.
IL K-3, RL 5.8
ISBN 068984221X
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Imagine starting life out as a cold, hungry, abandoned Bengal tiger cub with no one to care for you. For many young cubs this was a reality until Helen Martini and her husband, Fred, brought the cubs home to care and nurture them. Instead of raising children, they raised tigers! Their tremendous compassion and love for these abandoned creatures led them to become zoo keepers at the Bronx Zoo. Helen became the first woman zookeeper and established the zoo’s first tiger nursery. Discover how this gentle woman made an impact and earned the title Mother to Tigers.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2004-2005)
SUBJECTS:     Martini, Helen.
                        Zoo keepers.


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