Mwenye Hadithi - Lazy Lion - Hachette Children's Group

Lazy Lion

By Mwenye Hadithi
Illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway

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  • £6.99

This is the story of how Lazy Lion found his home on the great African plain.

Lazy Lion orders the animals to build him a house on the African plain.



The Weaver Birds build him a house of nest grasses and palm leaves, but Lazy Lion is too heavy to reach the door. The Ant Bears build him a house with many rooms and caverns, but it is so dark Lion can't see anything.



The animals do their best to please Lion, but he is very difficult to please. Will he ever find a home?

This is the story of how Lazy Lion found his home on the great African plain.

Biographical Notes

Author: Mwenye Hadithi was born in Nairobi in a rambling brick and wood house surrounded by ten acres. His early life was full of animals. He attended London University, studying languages and foreign literature. When his first attempts at short stories and radio plays were sold immediately, he decided to be the next great African Writer.

Illustrator: Adrienne Kennaway moved from Kenya to London when she was 15 to study at the Ealing School of Art. Later she attended L'Academia de Belle Arte in Rome. It was on her return to Kenya that she began illustrating the picture books that have made her well known.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340565650
  • Publication date: 03 May 1990
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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