Terriers in the Jungle, by Georja Umano
Gabriel Dinda, Founder and Executive Director, Writers Guild-Kenya
What a story! Speaks to the heart on all that matters. The author has managed to capture my attention from the beginning to the end.It is only when I finished reading that I realized I had learnt so much from the story. Brilliant!
Morrie Ruvinsky, Author/producer Dream Keeper and Myth Quest
Two very privileged and literate Jack Russells from Santa Monica go to Africa. What could possibly go wrong? Told by the dogs themselves, Romeo and Roxie spin a fanciful tale with a surprising bittersweet resolution. Can’t wait to see what happens when Disney gets their hands on it.
Cynthia Moss, Founder, Amboseli Trust for Elephants
Elephants and dogs—two of my favorite things. Who wouldn’t enjoy these charming tales told from the point of view of Romeo, the Jack Russell, rat terrier, chihuahua mix of mischief.
Nikki Sharp, Executive Director, Wildlife SOS-USA
Terriers in the Jungle is a novel that all animal lovers should add to their library.The story combines an African adventure with a message of conservation and humanity, all told through the lighthearted perspective of two rescued dogs. If you haven’t already started on your journey to protecting elephants, you will once you’ve completed the book.
Jane Gillis, Retired Special Collections Librarian, Beinecke Library, Yale University
I really loved it. Roxie and Romeo are so different (just as people are so different ) and their personalities come across superbly. We also experience the care and love they have for each other. The illustrations are lovely and whimsical.
Barbara Lovett, President, Save Nosey Now, Inc.
I laughed and cried and did a lot of smiling. I love dogs, so hearing the story from their point of view was fun and endearing.The story was heartening and positive. It’s powerful.
Judy Carman, Author, Peace to All Beings: Veggie Soup for the Chicken’s Soul
Terriers in the Jungle is a wonderful revolutionary book that both entertains and raises important animal issues. It will help readers feel compassion and understanding for many animals.
Ricarda Franco, Co-Founder, Dexter Foundation
I just finished reading the book and it was wonderful. So touching and uplifting all at once. It made me happy and I cried a good bit too.
Do you ever wonder what your dog is thinking?
Reading Terriers in the Jungle by Georja Umano is like peering into the personal journals of Roxie and Romeo, two spunky and articulate stray dogs. The dogs ponder, philosophize and crack jokes as they express underlying feelings of loneliness, fear and love. We watch them transform from unwanted canines to beloved companions and pets.
The two adore each other, their home, and their mom Kate. But Kate, being an ardent animal conservationist, decides the family will move to Kenya to help save endangered elephants. The dogs must now learn to survive in the midst of wildlife, dangerous people, and circumstances far from the American dogs’ knowing.
We experience their journey – as endearing as it is thrilling, as they adapt and grow, from the lonely streets of L.A. to the jungles of Africa. And we are privy to every canine nuance.
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