A Lion To Guard Us by Clyde Robert BullaA Lion To Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla

A Lion To Guard Us

byClyde Robert Bulla

Paperback | October 20, 1989

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The inspiring story that The New Yorker called "an exciting tale with top-notch writing," about one girl facing harsh conditions and huge responsibility as she brings her family to the American colonies. 

Featuring a heroine with faith, courage, and a great deal of grit, this acclaimed historical fiction novel portrays the realities faced by three children hoping to find a new home in an unknown land.

Amanda Freebold doesn't know what to do. Her father left three years ago for the new colony of Jamestown in America, thousands of miles away. But now that her mother has died, Amanda is left to take care of her younger brother and sister all alone back in England.

As the new head of the family, Amanda finally decides to take her brother and sister to America to find Father. The ocean crossing is long and hard, and the children don't know whom to trust. But with her father's little brass lion's head to guard them, Amanda knows that somehow everything will work out.

Clyde Robert Bulla is the author of over fifty books for children including The Secret Valley and The Story of Valentine’s Day. He has been writing since 1946 when he published his first book, The Donkey Cart. Mr. Bulla was the first recipient of the Southern California Council on Children’s Literature award for distinguished contribut...
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Title:A Lion To Guard UsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.26 inPublished:October 20, 1989Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064403335

ISBN - 13:9780064403337

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME!! This book I could not put down.. I read over half of this book in one night. It is a great book, and an awesome story. It is just one of those books you just don't want to put down!!
Date published: 2005-06-05

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Left on their own in seventeenth-century London, three impoverished children draw upon all their resources to stay together and make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father.

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“An exciting tale. Top-notch writing.”