Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton, Herman Viola
Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
(National Geographic Children's Books Oct. 11, 2005)
, Reprint edition
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.
- 0792272978 / 9780792272977
- 5.6 oz.
- 5.2 x 0.4