Legend has it that in a remote part of rural India there lives a grass-eating lion that can talk. The gentle lion apparently acquired this strange ability through a miracle. The local villagers, who were very poor, had adopted the lion as a cub and could only afford to feed him fruit, vegetables, rice, grass and milk. As he matured into a fully grown lion, however, they were faced with the heart-breaking task of chasing their beloved furry friend away from the village for fear that he might start eating their farm animals. What happened next no-one could have predicted. The lion refused to eat all meat so he could continue to live amongst the people he had grown to love— and that’s when the miracle happened. That was just the beginning, for the lion was also made wise and given the task of spreading peace and goodwill to all he encountered.

Book's details

Suitable for all ages from five years up. (Parents reading the book to young children should be prepared for many questions, which will encourage early learning.
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: One World One People Publishing Ltd; 1st edition (5 May 2007)
ISBN-10: 0955458803
ISBN-13: 978-0955458804
Book Dimensions: 18.8 x 12.6 x 0.6 cm

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Shanti the Grass-eating Lion was hand-illustrated by its author on the basis that a good picture can speak a thousand words.

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