Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
- Authors:Joseph Lemasolai LekutonHerman Viola
- Brand:National Geographic Children's Books
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):8.3 x 0.4 x 5.5
- Publication Date:October 11, 2005
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Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.
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