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Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton and Herman J. Viola


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780792272977
  • ISBN-10: 0792272978
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publish Date: October 2005
  • Page Count: 127
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - Africa

 
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