The Lion's Whiskers by Nancy Raines Day
An Ethiopian Folktale

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An Ethiopian folktale follows a stepmother's dangerous quest in which she must pluck three whiskers from a fierce lion's chin in order to gain her stepson's trust, and is accompanied by bold collage illustrations by a Caldecott Honor-winning artist.
 

About Nancy Raines Day

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Nancy Raines Day is the author of two previous books for children and has another upcoming title with Dutton. Steve Haskamp has illustrated books by Carly Simon and Margery Cuyler. This is his Dutton debut.
 
Published April 1, 1995 by Scholastic Trade. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fanaye, beyond child-bearing age when she marries the widower Tesfa, is overjoyed at making a family with her husband and his son, Ababe, ``the child I have always wanted.'' But Ababe wants no part of her: he pushes away the food she prepares, ruins the clothes she mends and refuses to sit close ...

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