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 Lekutonís 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. Lekutonís riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.
Hardcover | Published by National Geographic Childrenís Books | Jan 01, 2005 | 144 Pages | 5-1/4 x 8-1/4