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Saint and His Lion, A: The Story of Tekla of Ethiopia Paperback – 1 Mar 2004

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About the Author

Elaine Murray Stone is the award-winning author of eighteen books She lives in Melbourne, Florida.

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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fine except for the insulting and offensive use of the term "galla" 19 Sept. 2010
By Sarah Coulter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this in 2008 for my children. They joined our family through international adoption at the ages of 10 and 13. As their understanding of English improved, they brought to my attention the author's use of the term "galla." This is an offensive term in Ethiopia, and it is directed at the Oromo people. I did not care for the depiction of the Oromo people as savages that needed to be tamed. ("wild tribesmen," "fierce Gallas") My children are neither wild nor fierce, unless you consider their soccer skills - FIERCE - and their amazing ability to adapt to life in a new family, country, and culture - WILD! :)

Perhaps the author did not realize the implication and weight of this word, but it is unfortunate that it is present.

Sarah C.
mother to three
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a lavishly illustrated children's book 8 Mar. 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The editorial review fails to mention that this is a lavishly illustrated picture book, with the drawings by Cecile Sharratt, who also illustrated Shalinar's Song, also published by Paulist Press.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautifully illustrated 17 Oct. 2007
By Scott - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
My kids love the story. We are adopting from Ethiopia and wanted to begin teaching our children a bit about Ethiopian culture and history.
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique Saint, Great Kids' Book 28 Nov. 2011
By Erin E. Caldwell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It was very nice to find a children's book of a lesser-known saint like Tekla. The story is told simply and with vivid details that engaged my kids.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Story 5 Mar. 2011
By Laura - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My kids really enjoy this book. We adopted from Ethiopia, and enjoy finding Ethiopian things to fill out house with.
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