The Happy Lion by Louise FatioThe Happy Lion by Louise Fatio

The Happy Lion

byLouise FatioIllustratorRoger Duvoisin

Paperback | March 10, 2015

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The lion at the little French zoo is a favorite of all the townspeople. Every day they stop by to feed him tidbits and say, “Bonjour, Happy Lion.” Naturally, when the lion finds his door open, he decides it would only be proper to visit all his friendly neighbors in return. But, wait—sacré bleu! Why is everyone fleeing in terror?

“Louise Fatio’s timeless tale about friendship still sparkles and Roger Duvoisin’s elegant illustrations are as engaging as ever in this 50th Anniversary edition.” —School Library Journal
Louise Fatio collaborated with her famous illustrator husband, Roger Duvoisin, on The Happy Lion, one of the most beloved stories of the mid-20th century. Long unavailable, it was reissued in a hardcover edition to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2004. She was born in Switzerland in 1904 and died in New Jersey in 1993. Roger Duvoisin...
Title:The Happy LionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 8.06 × 8.06 × 0.15 inPublished:March 10, 2015Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553508504

ISBN - 13:9780553508505


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! The amusing and touching story of a lion who leaves his enclosure to visit his friends about town only to be surprised that the residents aren't particularly happy to see him.
Date published: 2016-11-23