The Mysterious Leopard

by Daniel Davidson & Illustrated by Daniel R. Welch



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/6/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 20
ISBN : 9781425151270

About the Book

This is the story of a rambunctious lion cub, Tofali, who stumbles upon a cave deep in the forest. What he finds there frightens him and he runs to warn the other animals of the terrible monster that tried to attack him in the cave. When the other animals investigate, Cheka, a hyena, sees something that frightens him so he also warns the other animals of a ghost or monster. It takes Paka, a leopard cub, his mother Nina, Abu, a giraffe, and Punda, a zebra, to solve the mystery and bring trust and peace back to the community.

This is a story for children about fear, prejudice, trust and cooperation and family values and what it takes to solve problems when the unknown threatens friendships.

About the Author

Daniel Davidson is a pen name for Daniel and David Welch who are son (Daniel) and father (David). Both are educators. Daniel is a 4th grade teacher at Superior Elementary School in Superior, Colorado. He enjoys spending time with his partner, Alision, and their two dogs, Shadow and Koda, and their two cats, Chief and Sophie. He also enjoys climbing mountains, playing soccer, reading, and painting. David taught at the college level for many years and recently retired. He enjoys attending plays with his wife, Marie, playing golf with their other son, Dave, and working with wood. Giraffes have a special meaning for the father and son - they are a symbol of taking a risk - giraffes have long necks and sometimes you have to stick your neck out to get something done.