Cecil the Lion
About the Book
Roaming the lands of Zimbabwe, Cecil the lion is king of the jungle. At ninety-two years old in lion years, the magnificent animal is definitely something to fear. But one night, as he ventures out to get a drink, he’s blindsided by two hunters. Soon, Cecil joins the realm of heaven.
Many are shocked to hear of Cecil’s demise, and they demand justice for the grand animal. The hunters ask forgiveness for their deed.
Based on a true story, this rhyming picture book for children offers a Christian-based look at the death of a majestic African lion.
About the Author
Billy Portwood is a native Texan, US Armed Forces veteran, husband, and father to three young boys. He discovered his joy of writing after penning an anniversary poem to his wife, Carrie. Shortly after, Portwood wrote this, his first book. He and his family live in south Texas.