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The Story of an Ordinary Lion Paperback – August 14, 2014
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This is a re-telling of the legend of St Jerome, told by the lion himself. Doolaege breathes life into the tale and the characters. You grow to love Jerome, the gentle monk who always welcomes guests, even rogues and scoundrels – even lions! – and the capricious and self-centred Rebecca; and – of course – the loyal and courageous lion, Leo Parvus.
An exciting tale, beautifully told in fluent and flawless prose. Janet Doolaege is a pleasure to read.
It is false to make a literary connection with C.S. Lewis's "god" lion, but this proverbial story should sit in close proximity in the section of "Christian" themed writing for children. For parents that hope that their darlings might just find time from modern distractions to read books by the likes of Louisa Alcott, Lucy Montgomery and George MacDonald, this story of a spiritually inspired lion makes for first class bedside reading.
If young again I'd love to have this story read to me, or to enjoy reading it for myself if a little older. Parents of all faiths and none can't go wrong in seeking out a copy of this story for the PC or e-reader.