The Prince Who Walked With Lions

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The British Army is circling the stronghold of the King of Abyssinia. Its mission is to rescue the British Envoy, held prisoner. Watching with terror and awe is the king's young son, Alamayu. He knows that his father is as brave as a lion, but the fighting is cruel and efficient. By the time it is over, Alamayu is left without parents, throne or friends. In a misguided attempt to care for him, the British take Alamayu to England. There he is befriended by the Queen herself and enrolled at Rugby College to become a 'proper' English gentleman. What the English see as an honour is, to this lonely Ethiopian prince, terrifying and brutal.

The Prince Who Walked With Lions is Alamayu's story, seen through his eyes: the battle, the journey to England and the trauma of an English public school as he tries to come to terms with the hand that fate has dealt him, skillfully told by Elizabeth Laird.

About Elizabeth Laird

Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books including The Garbage King, The Fastest Boy in the World and Dindy and the Elephant. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal six times. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can.

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Welcome to Nowhere
Welcome to Nowhere
Oranges in No Man's Land
Oranges in No Man's Land
Red Sky in the Morning
Red Sky in the Morning
Dindy and the Elephant
Dindy and the Elephant
The Fastest Boy in the World
The Fastest Boy in the World
Secrets of The Fearless
Secrets of The Fearless
The Witching Hour
The Witching Hour
Lost Riders
Lost Riders
Crusade
Crusade
Jake's Tower
Jake's Tower
Paradise End
Paradise End
Kiss the Dust
Kiss the Dust
A Little Piece of Ground
A Little Piece of Ground
The Garbage King
The Garbage King