After the Kill

By Lunde, Darrin

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ISBN
978-1-57091-743-1 978-1-57091-744-8
Publisher
Charlesbridge


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2011

Gr 2–4—This accessible and compelling slice-of-life on the Serengeti Plain is aptly titled and remarkably dynamic as it describes what happens after a zebra is taken down by a lioness. A variety of predators and scavengers vies for the meat, including male and female lions, hyenas, jackals, and several species of vultures, concluding with meat-eating beetles that pick the bones clean. Students will move quickly from sympathy for the prey to fascination with the life-and-death survival drama that i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2011

Catherine Stock eschews her typically delicate line-and-watercolor pictures for a more vigorously gestural approach in this blunt portrayal of animal life in the Serengeti. A lioness stalks a faltering zebra, kills it, and eats it with her family; meanwhile, white-backed vultures arrive: "The vultures reach deep inside the dead zebra with their ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

In this blunt portrayal of animal life in the Serengeti, a lioness stalks and kills a zebra. Vultures, hyenas, jackals, and meat-eating ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on August 1, 2011

A frank look at predation in the wild, full of fascinating facts—such as the hyena’s unusual ability to eat bones. Simple, straightforward text eschews sensationalism and clearly conveys the Africa plains animals’ interconnected roles and behaviors—...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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