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The Lion Above the Door

By: Onjali Q. Raúf
Narrated by: Chris Lew Kum Hoi
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Summary

From Onjali Q. Rauf, the award-winning and best-selling author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, comes an incredible story about missing histories and the concept of a universal family, told with humour and heart.

Leo and his best friend, Sangeetha, are the odd ones out in their school. In fact, they seem to be the odd ones out no matter where they go in their small town. But as Leo's dad is always telling him, it's only because he's extra special, and Sangeetha is extra, extra special. Only thing is, if they're so special, how come Leo never sees anyone who likes him in the history books he loves to read?

But on a special class trip to a nearby cathedral one day, Leo's attention is drawn to a large marble slab high above the doors of the hall, featuring a short list of names. Because right there, bang in the middle of the list, Leo finds himself staring at his own name....

Hungry to understand how a name like his could feature on a slab commemorating fallen war heroes, Leo and Sangeetha begin a search, and in doing so, uncover a missing story which changed the course of history, one which needs to be put right back into its missing pages.

Touching on themes of historical racism, The Lion Above the Door shines a light on the stories our history books have yet to contain and the power of friendships that can last through generations.

©2021 Onjali Q. Raúf (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Absolutely beautiful book with an amazing moral

I don't usually write reviews however this book was so great I couldn't help myself from encouraging others to read it. The characters are likeable, the moral is great , the message gets across easily and the performance was phenomenal. You should definitely read this book, I highly recommend it.

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The similes, metaphors and the way they made me feel just like Leo did.

I loved this book, so much they’ve made me feel as if I was in their shoes. Every single word had a deep and powerful meaning that stood out perfectly. The storyline is creative and it made me learn something in a way by reading this book. It made me learn that it was okay to be who you are and it is okay that your different from the rest. It is an amazing book and I could read it over and over again.In the future I hope to see more books.

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Great book

Very inspirational and good for kids. The book is amazing overall and I really do recommend this book to everyone.

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Amazing

Loved this book and is highly recommended by me. The reader is perfect and story is so moving.

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Very good

I loved the audiobook! It taught me so much about the wars. I love it when Sangita Leo and Olivia make a plan to learn more.Definitely recommend.Looking for an audiobook.Choose this one

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