Midwest Book Review: "Jasper's Story: Saving Moon Bears"
Midwest Book Review (Aug 2013)
“Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears” is a magnificent true story of a valiant effort to correct terrible abuse visited upon China’s special moon bears, who are caught, cruelly caged, and used for their bear bile. The author has received multiple international awards for her work in exposing, condemning and correcting this systematic animal exploitation and abuse. With help from many others, she founded the Moon Bear Rescue Centre and Animals Asia, to have a rehabilitation facility to accept, treat, heal and shelter the terribly abused captured moon bears of China. “Jasper’s Story” tells the amazing story of one special bear who responds well to all the care and healing sanctuary of the Moon Bear Rescue Centre. Despite terrible abuse, Jasper recovers and learns to live a more normal bear life, taking on the role of helper bear to new bear admissions. “Jasper’s Story” is a story of both horrible abuse and strength, recovery and forgiveness. Beautifully illustrated by accurate paintings of moon bears both in confinement and later in rehabilitation, “Jasper’s Story” is a true tale of survival and endurance, an inspirational, educational story for both children and adults.