Butterfly Lion

by Michael Morpurgo

Harpercollins (uk) | July 25, 1996 | Mass Market Paperbound

Butterfly Lion is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.

"All my life I?ll think you you, I promise I will. I won?t ever forget you."

Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 128 pages, 7.76 × 5.12 × 0.32 in

Published: July 25, 1996

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0006751032

ISBN - 13: 9780006751038

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lest we forget... I wondered if I could find something for my grandson to read about WWI, to help him understand why we remember...I found it! A book about a lion, a boy, and remembering! This story should be part of every child's library... No wonder Michael Morpurgo was named the Children's Laureate in 2003. I will be reading this aloud to my grandsons this November!
Date published: 2007-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended This is a real gem, it has to be one of my all-time favourite children's books. Beautifully & imaginatively written it illustrates the power of commitment between a boy and a lion. I have just finished reading it to my 7 year old son and it was wonderful to see him transported right into the events that take place by Michael Morpurgo's wonderful story telling. I'm sure that this will be a book that we will go back to again & again.
Date published: 2007-01-13

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Butterfly Lion

by Michael Morpurgo

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 128 pages, 7.76 × 5.12 × 0.32 in

Published: July 25, 1996

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0006751032

ISBN - 13: 9780006751038

From the Publisher

"All my life I?ll think you you, I promise I will. I won?t ever forget you."

Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo divides his time between his writing and running Farms for City Children, a charity that each year takes up to 3,000 children to a working farm for a week. Michael and his wife Clare were awarded MBEs this year for their work with the charity. Before the first farm opened 22 years ago, Michael was a teacher and his knowledge of children?s experiences, plus his experience of Farms, enrich his writing enormously.

Michael Morpurgo has won the Whitbread Children?s Book Award and the Smarties Book Prize.

From Our Editors

A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12