This is a story about Wanini, a young lion who is kicked out from her pack because she is useless. This story will make readers think about the meaning of friends and neighbors.
- Book Intro
The main character of this story, Wanini, is a one-year-old lion. She is small and not good at hunting and this kicks her out of her pack. Lonely Wanini is ignored by monkeys and birds and chased by cheetahs. She comes very close to being shot by hunters, and even her journey to find a rainy place fails. Every single day is continued adventure and danger. This book captures Wanini's journey to become a full-grown lion in a realistic way. Wanini the Green Lioness features not only lions but many animals, such as black boars, hyenas, gnu, buffalo, baboons, and hippos, who all have their own ways of living their lives. The author lively shows the lives of these various different animals along with the peaceful Serengeti, where those animals live in harmony. Wanini the Green Lionesscaptures the unfamiliar and wonderful African meadow, and it will make its readers admire this new world.
- About the Author
Believing that tomorrow will be better than today without any particular reason, Yi Hyeon has written children's stories including The Noodles Are Getting Soggy!, Hooray for Jangsoo, The Star of Robots, Today's Weather, and The Weight of the Villain and adolescent novels such as Our Scandal, 1945, Cheolwon, and Seoul of That Summer. Yi Hyeon won various awards including the Jeon Tail Literary Award, the Changbi Good Children's Books Award, and the Changwon Children Literary Award.
Oh Yoonwha, the illustrator of this book, studied illustration at the Kkokdu Illustration Institution and has been drawing pictures that are enjoyable for both adults and children. Books with illustrations done by Oh Yoonwha include The Whale Paccino, Must Go, Cock-a-Doodle, The Night of the Crying Ghost-Bird, A Perfect Family, Swallow in a Bite, Magic Rice Cake, The Complaint Confession, and The Day When Mom Hit Me with a Broomstick.