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Mansa Musa : The Lion of Mali (Khephra Burns)
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Author: Khephra Burns (Author), Leo & Diane Dillon (Illustrator)
Publisher: Harcourt (October 1, 2001)
Pages: 56 Binding: School & Library
Description from the publisher:
When an evening celebration in his village is disrupted by the cries of slave raiders, young Kankan Musa runs to find his spear, but in a moment he is taken. Suddenly, the world he has known is gone. Is he to be a slave? Or will destiny carry this son of a proud people to a different future?
Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon capture the grandeur of Africa's ancient empires, lands, and people in stunning paintings as this richly imagined tale of the boyhood of Mansa Musa, one of Mali's most celebrated kings, carries us across the continent on a triumphant journey of self-discovery.
Khephra Burns has written several acclaimed books, as well as works for public and commercial television, for magazines, and for the stage. He lives in New York City.
Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo & Diane Dillon together have illustratred more than forty books. Their many honors include four New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Awards, a Coretta Scott King Award, and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. The Dillons live in New York City.