Item description for A Saint and His Lion: The Story of Tekla of Ethiopia by Elaine Murray Stone...
Overview The story of how a crippled boy went on to become Ethiopia's best-known saint. Full-color illustrations. Ages 4-8.
Publishers Description Born in a tiny village to simple farmers in Ethiopia, Tekla was marked from birth to be someone special. However, after a fall from a tree crippled him, he seemed to have no future. Despite his disability, Tekla longed to become a priest. On his way to study at a monastery, he encountered a wounded lion. Overcoming his fear, he bandaged the lion's paw and continued on his journey. His kindness was repaid when later this very same lion not only spared his life, but invited him to mount on his back so that he could transport him. The two set out to convert the wild Galla tribesmen to the Christian faith. Tekla's story of persistence, kindness, and courage, set in the exotic background of 13th-century Ethiopia, will capture the attention of young children, as well as those who read to them.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 6.9" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2004
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809167077 ISBN13 9780809167074
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More About Elaine Murray Stone
Elaine Murray Stone is the award-winning author of a number of books for Paulist Press: Maximilian Kolbe: Saint of Auschwitz; Mother Teresa: A Life of Love: C.S. Lewis: Creator of Narnia, and Tekla and the Lion.
Elaine Murray Stone currently resides in Melbourne, in the state of Florida. Elaine Murray Stone was born in 1922.