My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I developed a love of reading when I was in the 5th grade. The book that sparked it was the White Panther, and it was about an albino panther, orphaned during a storm. It took me weeks to get through this relatively short book, but it lead me to other great kids books: Black Lightning (about a black panther), White Fang and the Call of the Wild.
The story starts with the panther becoming orphaned during a storm. The rest of the story involves the cat exploring the jungle, learning to hunt, dealing with hunger, having fights with other cats, and discovering how dangerous other animals can be.