by Patricia Newman
Lerner Books, 2014
Imagine losing your arm to an alligator or your face to a chimpanzee. Imagine being slashed by a grizzly bear or nearly bitten in two by a shark. These aren’t just frightening imaginary scenarios. These things have actually happened to adults and children who survived brutal animal attacks. Animals have many amazing ways to defend themselves and find food. Some sting. Others bite or claw. Animals may attack out of fear or hunger or because they feel threatened. The survivors in this book unwittingly triggered an animal attack and found themselves face-to-face with extreme danger, but found the courage to survive.