Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back by Shel SilversteinLafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back by Shel Silverstein

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back

byShel SilversteinIllustratorShel Silverstein

Hardcover | September 24, 2013

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Shel Silverstein's first children's book, Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back—a whimsical tale of self-discovery and marshmallows—is turning fifty with a return to the vintage full-color cover.

Is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all? Written and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all!

First published in 1963, this book had rave reviews from the New York Times, Time magazine, and Publishers Weekly, as well as a starred review from Kirkus. Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Lafcadio is being reissued with a full-color cover featuring vintage art from Shel Silverstein discovered in the archives.

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back is the book that started Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator. He is also the creator of picture books such as A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.

And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new bookk from Shel Silverstein!

Shel Silverstein 's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began withLafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books includingA Giraffe and a Half,Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?,The Missing Piece,The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favoriteThe Giving Tree, a...
Title:Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot BackFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 8.88 × 7 × 0.66 inPublished:September 24, 2013Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060256753

ISBN - 13:9780060256753

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from First and Best! This is an exceptional book for all ages. Silversteins wonderful illustrations and humor are throughout this book. But the message is what makes this book so wonderful. It is a story about a lion but what this lion is dealing with child experience and grow up with this peer pressure and then the consequences we must pay for our action. This is a great book that everybody should read. Shel Silverstein has the most original way to get this message across and the humor with this book and how he describes " Uncle Shelby " is very insightful!
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loveable "Lafcadio". A memorable story I first read Lafcadio when I was in public school. I wasn't interested in reading much as a kid, but Lafcadio enchanted me. I must have read it ten times. It was my favourite book. Well tastes change as you get older. I picked up "Lafcadio" from the library in my twenties. I still loved it. The story line is entertaining. Lafcadio's antics are hilarious. But most of all the ending sticks with you. Now that I have kids of my own, "Lafcadio" is at the top of my list of books to own.
Date published: 2001-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best book ever i loved this book soooooo much and once we read it in class i went out and bought my own copy!
Date published: 2000-04-21

From Our Editors

A lion discovers he has real talent when he wins a target shooting championship. Although he’s happy with his skill, he’s not happy with the attention he’s getting from everyone in Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. Parents and tots everywhere adore the quirky characters and simple, yet engaging plotlines of award-winning children’s author Shel Silverstein.