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The prince who walked with lions

The prince who walked with lions

Laird, Elizabeth

The British Army is circling the stronghold of the King of Abyssinia. Under orders from Queen Victoria, its mission is to rescue the British Envoy, held prisoner. Watching with terror and awe is the king's young son, Alamayu. He knows that his father is as brave as a lion, but how on earth can he stand against the foreigners?

Paperback, Book. English. Historical. Children's stories. Historical fiction. Fiction 9+.
Published London: Macmillan Children's, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Elizabeth Laird
ISBN: 0330530399, 9780330530392
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 277 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Great Britain Foreign relations Ethiopia Juvenile fiction.; Ethiopia Foreign relations Great Britain Juvenile fiction.; Alamayu, Prince of Abyssinia, 1861-1879 Juvenile fiction.; Great Britain Foreign relations 1837-1901 Juvenile fiction.; Great Britain Social conditions 19th century Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.1
Interest Level: MY
Points: 9
Quiz Number: 223490

Author note

Elizabeth Laird is the award-winning author of many highly acclaimed novels and has been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal for Jake's Tower, Red Sky in the Morning, Secret Friends, A Little Piece of Ground, The Garbage King and The Fastest Boy in the World. She and her husband divide their time between London and Edinburgh.


'[An} affecting novel . . . entirely convincing' Books for Keeps||'A poignant historical novel' Independent on Sunday