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About the book A Next Generation Indie Book Award Nominee! This book is excellent for the confident reader and a remarkable bedtime story for children aged four and older. A boastful and proud lion and a slow and small tortoise have a common problem; they both want to marry the beautiful Princess Gazelle! The princess gives them a challenge: they must each build her a house. Whoever finishes first will have the princess’s hand. The lion is sure he will defeat the tortoise. But the tortoise has a plan that just might work! With funny and unexpected twists; and delightful, lively, and colorful illustrations, this African fable teaches children respect for others and the drawbacks of procrastination. An enjoyable, beautifully illustrated fable that gently teaches the value of cleverness. (Kirkus Review) About the Author Petra Okeke-Bestman grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, in a family of storytellers. Every night when she was little, her father told her folktales and fables from his childhood, a tradition handed down from his parents and their parents before them. Spellbound, Petra listened to stories about animals and birds that could talk, wise women and warriors, princesses and villains, and couldn’t wait to become herself a storyteller. Petra wrote her first short story when she was six and now writes fiction for adults and children. In her spare time, Petra's either mixing and sampling culinary spices and herbs from all over the world or traveling and capturing images of things that spark her interest.