Leon's Song

Paperback | October 11, 2005

byStephanie Simpson MclellanIllustratorDianna Bonder

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We all have a special gift!

Leon is an old frog. In truth, he is not much to look at and he can be a little timid. But Leon is content with his quiet life on the pond. Other frogs are more handsome and can swim faster and leap higher. Leon is all right with that; he loves to watch the others and admire their talents. But when Leon hears Romeo, his heart aches for Romeo is the greatest singer on the pond. Leon's humble croak is nothing like Romeo's rich tones. More than anything, Leon wishes he could sing. When Romeo opens his mouth, all the pond dwellers are spellbound. And although it hurts him to know that he will never match Romeo's talent, Leon is inspired by the music to dream of a time when he too might make a difference.

Leon isn't going to have to wait very long. Something is about to happen that will threaten the pond dwellers and their way of life forever. And to protect them all, Leon will find a talent that no one knew he possessed.

A gentle and moving story about love and loyalty, Leon's Song will inspire readers to find the qualities that make them special and, more importantly, to appreciate others for their unique talents.

  • Short listed for the Blue Spruce Award
  • 2005-2006 Chocolate Lily Award nominee
  • Will make you want to croak out loud!

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We all have a special gift!Leon is an old frog. In truth, he is not much to look at and he can be a little timid. But Leon is content with his quiet life on the pond. Other frogs are more handsome and can swim faster and leap higher. Leon is all right with that; he loves to watch the others and admire their talents. But when Leon hears...

Stephanie Simpson McLellan is the author of The Chicken Cat, winner of both the Ruth Schwartz Award and the Mr. Christie's Book Award.Dianna Bonder is the illustrator of A Pacific Alphabet, and Three Royal Tales. Accidental Alphabet, which she wrote and illustrated, was selected for the DOCET exhibition in Bologna, Italy.Stephanie Simp...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 10 × 0.12 inPublished:October 11, 2005Publisher:Fitzhenry & WhitesideLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550418157

ISBN - 13:9781550418156

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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