Lion Lights: My Invention That Made Peace with Lions
Cows are sacred to the survival of the Maasai, and lions are their greatest enemies. As a nine-year-old boy, Richard earns the responsibility of protecting his father’s herd. It’s an honor that rests heavily on his young shoulders. One day, when he discovers the family’s only bull has been ravaged by the beasts, he’s devastated and determined to find a solution to their intrusions. He notices that moving lights scare them. So, he devises a string of illumination connected with wire and controlled by a simple switch. His ingenious invention changes the course of his life and is used throughout the world.
This notable piece of non-fiction is rich in both cultural and historical content. The Maasai have long been one of the most well-known tribes of Kenya and Tanzania. The authors delineate their heritage and the challenges that threaten their livelihood and prosperity today. They also include a glossary of terms and a list of resources for further study.
The target audience for Lion Lights: My Invention That Made Peace with Lions is children ages six to twelve. They’ll find it intriguing and will enjoy the humorous anecdotes throughout the text. Additionally, teachers will savor it for its educational quality and allure.
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