The Butterfly Lion

Paperback | August 5, 1996

byMichael Morpurgo

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

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

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ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM.A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion."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 boardi...

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include 'Shadow', 'A Medal for Leroy' and 'Little Manfred'.His novel 'War Horse' has been successfull...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.76 × 5.12 × 0.68 inPublished:August 5, 1996Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage: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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A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.