Pete Watson


Pete was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Dahomey, Benin when he first experienced the magic of African culture. The journals he kept while living in a small farming village were the inspiration for The Heart of the Lion and for his first children's book, The Market Lady and the Mango Tree.

Mr. Watson is the director of Howell Living History Farm in Titusville, New Jersey, where he shares his love of farming, history and storytelling with visitors from around the world.

The Heart of the Lion