Joy Adamson's Books

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Elsa the Lioness and Joy


BornFree_BookCover_Medium_9-04.jpg (8873 bytes) Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds  Author-Joy Adamson
Joy Adamson's touching and remarkable TRUE story of a lion cub in transition between the captivity in which she is raised and the wild to which she is returned captures the abilities of both humans and animals to cross the seemingly unbridgeable gap between their radically different worlds. It clearly shows that even wild animals are individuals capable of great trust, understanding and affection. Many photos.  Video with same title. This true account of Elsa's life and the Adamson's determination to return her to the wild with her own kind stands the test of time as a great story, wonderfully written.
ISBN: 0375714383

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VIDEO and DVD with same title are available. (See the DVD/VIDEO section.)

The movie, Born Free, received Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Song and the movie was nominated for an additional Academy Award. BORN FREE was also nominated for three Golden Globes awards, "Best Picture-Drama", Best Actress for Virginia McKenna and "Original Song"!


LivingFree_BookCover_Medium.jpg (14115 bytes)Living Free: Elsa and Her Cubs(BOOK) - Author: Joy Adamson
The remarkable story, as extraordinary as Born Free, of Elsa and her 3 cubs, Jespah, Gopa and Little ElsaLibrary of Congress: 61-15810
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ForeverFree_BookCover_Medium.jpg (13051 bytes)Forever Free: Elsa and Her Cubs  - Author: Joy Adamson
The final volume of the most beloved animal story of our time.
Library of Congress; 63-8081

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SpottedShinx_BookCover_Medium.jpg (13905 bytes)THE SPOTTED SPHINX; Author: Joy Adamson
About Pippa the Cheetah. Extraordinary record of the three years during which Joy Adamson watched over the development of Pippa and her young. The author's photographic coverage of the story is complete and beautiful.
Library of Congress: 77-85008
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PippasChallenge_BookCover_Medium2.jpg (14288 bytes)PIPPA'S CHALLENGE: Author: Joy Adamson
About Pippa the Cheetah and her cubs. Pippa, the cheetah whose release into the wild life Joy Adamson described so vividly in the Spotted Sphinx, and her offspring are the chief characters in this absorbing book.
ISBN: 0-15-171980-2

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SearchingSpirit_BookCover_Medium.jpg (10259 bytes)THE SEARCHING SPIRIT; Author: Joy Adamson
Joy's autobiography. Many thousands of people throughout the world know about the lives of Joy Adamson's celebrated animal friend: Elsa the lioness, Pippa the cheetah. In this her autobiography, she gives us her own story that of a woman of endurance and dedication. She grew up in Austria studying music and sculpture but Africa and conservation was to be her destiny.
ISBN: 0-15-179919-9

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QueenOfShaba_BookCover_Medium.jpg (12406 bytes)QUEEN OF SHABA; Author: Joy Adamson
Story of Penny the Leopard. Queen of Shaba records Joy's life with Penny, a female leopard whom she raised at her home at Lake Naivasha, with the intent to release her to the wild in Shaba (in Kenya, East Africa) when Penny reached maturity. Splendid photographs, document the beauty and gracefulness of the leopard and admirably complement the text.
NOTE; There is a lovely Lodge/Camp called 'JOY'S CAMP'.  See note below.
ISBN: 0 00 262640 3

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FriendsFromTheForest_BookCover_Medium.jpg (14536 bytes)FRIENDS FROM THE FOREST; Author: Joy Adamson
Story about the Colobus Monkeys and Verreaux's Eagle Owls at Elsamere. In her devotion to wildlife, her patience and accuracy in observing and recording it, Joy Adamson notably bridged the gap between man nature.
ISBN: 0-15-133645-8   c1981

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JoyAdamsonsAfrica_BookCover_Medium.jpg (10466 bytes)JOY ADAMSON'S AFRICA: Writings and sketches
This remarkable collection of pictures is a testament to Joy Adamson's many gifts and to the scope and intensity of her exceptional and rewarding interests in the natural life of Africa.

Author: Joy Adamson
ISBN: 0 00 262362/5   C1972
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KenyaTreesAndShrubs_BookCover.jpg (12228 bytes) KENYA TREES AND SHRUBS
654 pages PLUS 31 pages of colour plates illustrated by JOY ADAMSON, 80 mono plates & with 110 illustrations in text.  Fold out MAP attached in rear of book.
A classic authoritative work, now very scarce.
Published by Buchanans Kenya Estates Ltd AND with the authority of the Government of the Colony & Protectorate of Kenya.
c1961
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THE PEOPLES OF KENYA; by Joy Adamson
"Portrays in water-colors, photographs, word-pictures the rich variety of a rapidly disappearing way of life....the weird and beautiful experience of a journey through a lost dimension in time." Saturday Review
Library of Congress: 66-20851


CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Elsa__ChildrensBook_BookCover_Medium.jpg (12378 bytes)ELSA: Author: Joy Adamson
Children's book with many pictures

PippaTheCheetahAndHerCubs__ChildrensBook_BookCover_Medium.jpg (17647 bytes)PIPPA THE CHEETAH AND HER CUBS;
By: Joy Adamson
Children's book with many pictures


Not a complete list.

Bibliography(Detailed)....Information
Detailed List of Books, Movies, Films and Articles

ALSO: MORE Books & DVD & Videos & Audio Tape

Letters written by Joy Adamson....Letters

Museum in Shaba Reserve....
Dedicated to Joy Adamson....
Shaba Kenya
Also learn how to travel where the Adamsons lived!

PHOTOS of Joy Adamson...Photos



Elsa the Lioness and Joy Adamson
Joy was born Joy Friederike Victoria Gessner in Troppau [now Opava], Silesiaon on the 20th of January 1910.
Sadly she was murdered in Northern Kenya on January 3rd, 1980,
supposedly by a former employee who was angry about being fired for theft.

Tribute to Elsa the Lioness.... Click Here
A VERY Sweet and Special Lioness


Joy Adamson With Her Many Books
Best Sellers in MANY Languages....


Joy Adamson's wonderful books about Elsa the Lioness were best sellers
and written in several languages and enjoyed by people around the world.


Commemorative COIN
Honors the 100th anniversary of Joy Adamson’s birth and
the 50th anniversary of her popular book “Born Free”.
See Details in the 'Collectibles' web page on this site.

 


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The following books are NOT about the Adamsons but they are written by OR about ANOTHER dedicated conservationist, Billy Arjan SinghBilly Arjan Singh BOOKS.