The Lion Who Stole My Arm
Nice attempt to contextualize the conservation project in Africa around a young boy’s experience. I particularly like how the author gives Pedru agency — instead of feeling dejected [as he is initially] after losing an arm to a lion, he is inspired to join the team of researchers working to contain the lions to reduce future attacks. Wildlife preservation and coping with disability themes are explored. The chapters are short and read fast. There is an epilogue
and a section that explains wildlife preservation projects in Africa. Nice black/white illustrations.
Reviewed by Vivian Yenika Agbaw (Pennsylvania State University)
Published in Africa Access Review (January 20, 2015)
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