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Lazy lion

Lazy lion

Mwenye Hadithi; Kennaway, Adrienne, 1945-

This is the story of how Lazy Lion found his home on the great African plain. Lazy Lion orders the animals to build him a house on the African plain, but though the animals do their best he is very hard to please

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Hodder Children's, 1992
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Statement of responsibility: by Mwenye Hadithi ; illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway
ISBN: 0340565659, 9780340565650
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: 1990.
Physical Description: [30] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 22 x 26 cm.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 3.2
Interest Level: LY
Points: 0.5
Quiz Number: 202174

Author note

Author: Mwenye Hadithi was born in Nairobi in a rambling brick and wood house surrounded by ten acres. His early life was full of animals. He attended London University, studying languages and foreign literature. When his first attempts at short stories and radio plays were sold immediately, he decided to be the next great African Writer.

Illustrator: Adrienne Kennaway moved from Kenya to London when she was 15 to study at the Ealing School of Art. Later she attended L'Academia de Belle Arte in Rome. It was on her return to Kenya that she began illustrating the picture books that have made her well known.


The clear colourful illustrations make this book a joy for reader and listener alike.
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