Milon and the Lion

Jakob Streit; Translated by Wolfgang Forsthofer and Auriol de Smidt

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Quick Look

  • A classic story of the friendship between a young slave and a lion.
  • Milon and the Lion presents the world of the early Christians in an engaging way for children.
  • This book is ideal for use in Steiner-Waldorf Class 6 (age 11–12).

Young slave boy Milon has adventures around the ancient Mediterranean, finally finding freedom with a group of early Christians in Rome. Ideal for use in Steiner-Waldorf Class 6 (age 11-12).

Format:
paperback
Size:
216 x 138 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Story Books & Anthologies
Illustrations:
10 b/w illustrations
Age Range:
From 9 to 15 years
Extent:
176 pages
ISBN:
9780863158414
Publication date:
22 Sep 2011

Description

Young slave Milon starts his journey at home in Athens. When he sets sail on a ship bound for Italy his adventures really begin. He narrowly escapes with his life in Pompei as the great volcano Vesuvius erupts and destroys the town; he experiences the colourful life of the metropolis of Alexandria in Egypt, and he faces a battle for life and death in the Colosseum in Rome.

When he meets a small community of Christians in Rome, he finally gains his freedom and finds a purpose in life. At the centre of the story is Milon's relationship with a wounded lion who he bravely helps. Will the lion remember him and return the favour when Milon faces death at the hands of the mighty Roman emperors?

This classic story presents the world of the early Christians in an engaging way for children. It is ideal for use in Steiner-Waldorf Class 6 (age 11-12).

Author

Jakob Streit (1910-2009) was born in Switzerland. He studied natural history and history of art and worked as a teacher both in child and adult education. He wrote more than forty books which were published in more than twenty languages.

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