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Jennifer S. Holland


Jennifer S. Holland

Jennifer S. Holland is a contributing writer for National Geographic magazine, specializing in science and natural history. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, three dogs, and numerous lizards. Her unlikeliest love story: One of her dogs found and saved the life of her runaway pet chameleon, Hank.

Jennifer S. Holland

Books by Jennifer S. Holland

by Jennifer S. Holland - Nature, Nonfiction, Short Stories

In UNLIKELY HEROES, Jennifer Holland uncovers and celebrates a side of animals that we often think belongs primarily to people --- heroism, that indefinable quality of going above and beyond, often for altruistic reasons, often at great personal risk. These 37 inspiring true tales show animals whose quick acts have saved lives, animals who simply and unselfishly give and animals who are heroicly resilient. 

by Jennifer S. Holland - Nature, Nonfiction

Packed with beautiful, breathtaking full-color photographs, UNLIKELY LOVES is a celebration of love between species. Here are stories of parental love, like the Dalmatian who mothers a newborn lamb --- a lamb that just happens to be white with black spots! Stories of playful love, including the fox and the hound who become inseparable. And stories of orphaned animals who have found family-like ties in unexpected combinations, like the elephant who’s bonded with sea lions, goats, and other animals in her walks around the Oregon Zoo.

Check out the Educator's Guide for the kid-friendly Unlikely Friendships series here.