BOOK A BULU AFRICAN WONDER DOG
LIONS, AND COBRAS, AND A DOG! OH,
Take your students on a literary African Safari with author, Dick
Houston. Dick will share how he met Bulu on one of his EleFence trips to Zambia and how Bulu is
becoming the symbol of conservation in South Luangwa National Park.
The presentation will include, but not limited
1. An assembly for the entire middle school with a film
presentation about Bulu’s adventures as a foster parent to African orphaned baby animals and the very
serious side of poaching and African wildlife conservation.
2. “Dialogues With An African Adventure
• Have your students discuss writing with an author,
who not only writes about African adventures…but has lived them!
• A full day in your middle school classes (grades 5 – 8) with one-on-one time in
each grade level. A four-week interdisciplinary lesson plan with subject areas of Language
Arts, Science, and Social Studies is available upon request. There is also a supplemental inclusion
of Mathematics, Music, and Art.
“With vivid descriptions
of the land and encounters with wild animals, this book will appeal to dog lovers as well as to readers who like
adventure. This true story will hold the interest of even the most reluctant readers.” - School Library Journal
“In the Nyanja
language, Bulu means “wild dog,” and that’s what Steve and Anna Tolan named the beloved Jack Russell mix they
adopted. On various occasions his wanderlust led him directly into confrontations with attacking lions and a
spitting cobra, in which he barely escaped with his life. - Booklist -
“The students were
totally enthralled throughout the book, but especially from the lion attack on. Not a single body in the
group of 100 moved.” - Denise Luther, teacher
- Diley Middle School, Pickerington [Columbus,
For speaking fees and booking a presentation
Barbara Brooks, Publicist to Dick Houston
Email: Barbara Brooks