Facing the Lion by Joseph Lemasolai Lekut, Herman J. Viola
  

Facing the Lion

Written by Joseph Lemasolai Lekut, Herman J. Viola
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Part of the Biography Series

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Facing the Lion by Joseph Lemasolai Lekut, Herman J. Viola

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a first-hand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centres 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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Every home should have this book. -- The Baltimore Afro-American

About the Author

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton is a Maasai tribesman who grew up on the savanna of northern Kenya. He teaches eighth grade social studies in Langley, Virginia and holds a master's degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University. Each summer he brings a group of students and parents to Kenya to work on development projects that help his people.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Author

Joseph Lemasolai Lekut, Herman J. Viola
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Publisher

National Geographic Kids

Publication date

11th October 2005

ISBN

9780792272977


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