The Lion And The Little Red Bird

Paperback | February 1, 1996

byElisa KlevenIllustratorElisa Kleven

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From an author whose work is said to “burgeon with joy,” here is a gentle mystery about a silent, gallant lion and a sweetly cheerful bird—two friends who are attracted to each other through the universal language of art. Elisa uses watercolor, gouache, ink, colored pencils, pastels, markers, and  crayons to collage this charming and colorful tale.

“Illustrated with mixed-media collages so richly colored and textured that readers will want to feel the pages.”—Kirkus Reviews (pointered review)
 
“A sweet and captivating book with gorgeous illustrations. Its story line and artwork both have unusual and unexpected qualities that work together to generate a magical, light mood.”—School Library Journal (starred review)
 
ABA-CBC Children’s Books Mean Business and Kansas State Reading Circle

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A little bird discovers why a lion's tail changes color each day.

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From an author whose work is said to “burgeon with joy,” here is a gentle mystery about a silent, gallant lion and a sweetly cheerful bird—two friends who are attracted to each other through the universal language of art. Elisa uses watercolor, gouache, ink, colored pencils, pastels, markers, and  crayons to collage this charming and c...

I write and illustrate picture books because I've never outgrown a deep childhood urge to enter a magical world. As a child growing up in Los Angeles, I used to wish that my huge, congested city were more like the places in the books that I loved - places where forests grew and seasons changed, where animals talked and anything was pos...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8 × 9.5 × 0.19 inPublished:February 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140558098

ISBN - 13:9780140558098

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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A little bird discovers why a lion's tail changes color each day.