Facing the Lion Paperback / softback
Part of the Biography series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: National Geographic Kids
- Publication Date: 02/11/2005
- Category: History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780792272977