This beautiful father/son tale explores an unusual friendship and a child's rite of passage. The Time of the Lion creates a metaphor for the magic of childhood, a time when fantasy is reality, and lions are our friends. The beautiful artwork is the perfect compliment to this tale, capturing the power and mystery of the African Savannah.
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When traders come to Joseph's village asking for lion cubs, the boy misses the clues in his father's response and misinterprets subsequent behavior: ""My father has betrayed the cubs!"" In fact, the wise father has hidden the cubs in large pots behind the market.| Read Full Review of Time of the Lion