The Lion Queen: Rasila Vadher, the First Woman Guardian of the Last Asiatic Lions (Hardcover)

The Lion Queen: Rasila Vadher, the First Woman Guardian of the Last Asiatic Lions By Rina Singh, Tara Anand (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Lion Queen: Rasila Vadher, the First Woman Guardian of the Last Asiatic Lions (Hardcover)

By Rina Singh, Tara Anand (Illustrator)

$19.99


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Author Rina Singh and illustrator Tara Anand presenta true tale of big cats and even bigger courage in this picture book inspired by the personal story of the Lion Queen, Rasila Vadher, who was Gir Forest’s first female guard.
 
“Never look a lion in the eyes,” a mother tells her fearless girl. After a field trip to the Gir Forest, the girl learns all about the rare Asiatic lions of India, and from that day on, she dreams of taking care of them when she grows up. But not everyone thinks a girl has a right to such a dream, and so she stifles what she wishes for most, a roar growing inside her. That is, until the day she comes face-to-face with a lion.
 
This empowering and exciting picture book is inspired by the story of Rasila Vadher, who grew up to become the first woman guardian and real-life Lion Queen at India’s Gir Forest, the very place where she first fell in love with lions.
Rina Singh was born in a small town in India, moved to Canada, and now lives in Toronto. She is a former schoolteacher and is now a full-time children’s book author. The Lion Queen is her first book with Cameron Kids.
Product Details ISBN: 9781951836849
ISBN-10: 1951836847
Publisher: Cameron Kids
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English
"[H]er determination and commitment are deeply moving. A stirring story of persistence and courage."
— Kirkus

"The poetic imagery of the text is paired with lush illustrations rich with metaphor. This story of a woman bold enough to run with lions, and break barriers in the process, will appeal to animal lovers and social crusaders."
— School Library Journal