Dandy Lion, A Legend of Love and Loss

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Wanting nothing more than to be accepted and loved by his pride, Dandy instead is the recipient of laughter and ridicule when his long sought after mane grows in and is anything but normal. White thick fur, frayed at the ends his head looks more like a white fluffy dandelion flower than a lions mane.

However, this does not deter Dandy from helping those in need or touching the lives of others, solving problems and helping the sick. After he saves three lion cubs from a stampede his father tells him how proud he is of him which starts a life long journey towards doing good.

Yet, throughout his life, his best friend Doti begins to notice how after each life he touches a wisp of his frayed hair is whisked away by the wind. By the end of his life he is completely bald but he is able to look down at the valley of those he left behind, those lives he helped save, and what he sees is a field of vibrant yellow dandelion flowers blooming as brilliantly as the sun.

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Dandy Lion: A Legend of Love & Loss is a Christian-based story that follows a young lion named Dandy throughout the course of his life.

Wanting nothing more than to be accepted and loved by his pride, Dandy instead is the recipient of laughter and ridicule when his long sought after mane grows in and is anything but normal. White thick fur, frayed at the ends his head looks more like a white fluffy dandelion flower than a lions mane.

However, this does not deter Dandy from helping those in need or touching the lives of others, solving problems and helping the sick. After he saves three lion cubs from a stampede his father tells him how proud he is of him which starts a life long journey towards doing good.

Yet, throughout his life, his best friend Doti begins to notice how after each life he touches a wisp of his frayed hair is whisked away by the wind. By the end of his life he is completely bald but he is able to look down at the valley of those he left behind, those lives he helped save, and what he sees is a field of vibrant yellow dandelion flowers blooming as brilliantly as the sun.

Each chapter ending with scripture, this story will fill your soul with hope and ambition and help you to live your life in a loving Christian way.

 

Short Excerpt:

Jomo the male lion, whom he adored, walked up to him and asked Dandy to join him on his security rounds. Dandy was so excited he leaped to his feet and followed the lion out of the cave.

“What you did today was very brave.” He began.

“Thank you sir.” Dandy replied with awe.

“It shows great character to think of others before yourself.”

Dandy smiled.

“You were fearless in the face of danger, showing power and self-discipline. Acknowledging others and touching the lives of those less fortunate than you shows great leadership. It shows a great ability to love.

Love enables us to appreciate our brothers and sisters, to take the initiative, to meet the needs of others without expecting anything in return.

You showed great love today, to those who have not always been very loving to you. I am proud of you, my son.”

Power: 2 Timothy 1:7For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Love: John 15:13Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 in
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6 reviews for Dandy Lion, A Legend of Love and Loss

  1. (verified owner)

    My great niece, an advanced reader in third grade, picked up Dandy Lion on her own and read it cover to cover. From a great aunt’s point of view, I am happy to see sweet characters in books as opposed to the smart-mouthed characters so prevalent in today’s television, movies, and many books.

  2. (verified owner)

    Dandy Lion is a powerful story for both adults and children! I think it’s beautiful and insightful and faith-filled! I was very touched by the amazing story and all the scripture you included to help clarify the story and meanings of words. Kathleen, you have surely been gifted by God in so many ways, but I think the greatest gift He has given you is the ability to write meaningful stories, especially for children! God bless you in all your future writings.

  3. (verified owner)

    I love the story. It’s a great metaphor for the Christian life. It reminds me of themes that C.S. Lewis wrote about. Scripture is spot on.

  4. (verified owner)

    What a beautifully written inspirational book!!! It makes you realize that it doesn’t matter what color we are or what material things we have or if we are poor or rich. What does matter is how we live our lives and how we reach out to all people in kindness and love. Sometimes just a simple smile can make a difference in a person’s life or a simple act of kindness. Your book reminded me how compassionate my mother was to people in the nursing home when she was alive and lived there. She always had a kind word for the nurses and residents or a hug or pat on the arm… and was always handing out candy kisses to make someone’s day a little brighter. The staff at the nursing home where she resided the last few years of her life told me she was a “ray of sunshine” because of her happy, loving and giving disposition. Your book helped me to remember my mother with a smile and pray that I too can be a “Dandy Lion” in the name of Jesus.

  5. (verified owner)

    A beautiful story with a stunning message – we all have a purpose and can make a difference.

  6. (verified owner)

    By far one of the best chapter books I have ever read. I prefer children’s literature to adult literature. Also I am a pagan so when I picked up this book…. long story short…. color me skeptical. I have to say this was by far one of the best chapter books I have ever read. It was both engaging and inspirational. I thought the plots and sub-plots tied together in a way simple enough for any child to follow. Looking forward to reading more from this literary talent.

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