This is a traditional West African Folk story that up to this point has only existed in verbal form, having been passed down through the generations by elders to children around campfires beneath the great, African moon. Fatu is the wife of Momodou and she is without child and unhappy because her husband, a village fisherman igres her for his fishing duties. She seeks help from the local Marabout man (witch doctor) who lives in a great, hollow baobab tree deep in the jungle. Unexpectedly, Fatu is sent on a quest to obtain milk from a nursing lioness. Her search, and what happens after, contains a life-lesson that is considered important for African children and may be applicable for other cultures around the world as well. A Country Cop Books publication.
Michael Jaquish is the father of three daughters and eight grandchildren. He is also a poet, an artist, novelist and a journalist. After a career as a police officer he traveled to West Africa to serve as director of security for US Embassy operations in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Gambia and for the NASA Space Shuttle Abort Landing site. In his spare time, Michael spent many years roaming the jungles in search of adventure and exotic creatures and sketching and writing about what he found. He currently lives among the tall trees in the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest where he continues to write and ponder the meaning of life