The Butterfly Lion

Front Cover
CollinsChildren's, 1996 - Children's stories, English - 124 pages
21 Reviews
After Bertie rescues an orphaned lion cub from the African veld, they are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion that ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten. A section of activities for young readers includes Lion Facts, Pet Care Quiz, Puzzle Pages, Makes and Bakes, and more.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: The Butterfly Lion

User Review  - Anja - Goodreads

To begin with, I must say that The Butterfly Lion is one of the most heart-warming stories I have ever read. Morpurgo successfully created a beautiful, yet bittersweet story that tells us many things ... Read full review

Review: The Butterfly Lion

User Review  - The Styling Librarian - Goodreads

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo Historical Fiction/Realistic Fiction, 4th grade and up WOW. Just loved this book. Over the past two years, numerous students recommended this book when we ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Michael Morpurgo MBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include 'Shadow', 'A Medal for Leroy' and 'Little Manfred'.

His novel 'War Horse' has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children's Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.

Bibliographic information