Lafcadio, 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, coming in fall 2017!

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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...
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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

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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.