The Lion Who Stole My Arm

The Lion Who Stole My Arm Book CoverYoung Pedru, who lives in the village of Madune in Mozambique, loses his arm when a lion attacks him.  As he recovers, he strengthens his drawing talent and his desire for revenge. He accompanies his father on a lion hunt and mistakenly kills a lion wearing a tracking collar.  This leads him to a conservation research center where he learns to look at the relationship between lions and farmers in a different way.  Black and white illustrations and simple language convey Pedru’s story.  Helpful footnotes explain African flora and fauna.  An afterward, “Living with Lions,” contains factual notes and information about the Niassa Carnivore Project of Mozambique.  This book is the first in a series of books which combine real animals and conservation in fictional stories. mjw
Title: The Lion Who Stole My Arm
Author: Nicola Davies
: Annabel Wright
: Candlewick Press, Somerville Massachusetts
: 2013
Original language
: English
: 978-0-7636-6620-0
Paperback pages
: 89
Age range
: 8-10
: Fiction
Book setting
: Mozambique, Africa
Author’s residence
: Wales
Illustrator’s residence
: Scotland
: Africa, Eastern Africa, Lion, Mozambique, Revenge, Wildlife conservation

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