A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This account picks up about 6 or 7 years after Son of a Witch ends.
This is mainly the account of Brrr, also called the Cowardly Lion, his life, how he came to be called the Cowardly Lion. His lifelong attempt to be accepted in society, all during a time when Animals were being discriminated against.
We also are reacquainted with characters from the previous books. The clock and the dwarf reappear at a junction where the forces from the Emerald City meet up with the Munchinlanders in civil war.
While many may have felt this book didn’t go anywhere, I feel it helps add detail and background to some major characters. It also lets us know what has happened to characters we had lost track of and sets the scene for the next book.
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I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES.
I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes.
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I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet.
And last but not least. I love the Yankees.