Tawny Scrawny Lion

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Golden Books, Jul 15, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 24 pages
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A story about a little rabbit who cures a lion of the insatiable hunger which keeps him scrawny.

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User Review  - quaintlittlehead - LibraryThing

This story is completely implausible; all manner of animals that would normally occupy different habitats live together, and a smart little rabbit tricks the Tawny Scrawny (hungry) Lion into becoming ... Read full review

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User Review  - bmmoore - LibraryThing

This piece of literary work isn't like the work that has been made over the last twenty years. This story didn't shy away from the realities that the lion is the king of the jungle and sits atop the ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Kathryn Jackson wrote dozens of Golden Books, among them The Saggy Baggy Elephant, which was also illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren.

Janette Sebring Lowrey lived in Texas and wrote young adult novels for Harper in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as a few other Little Golden Books.
Gustaf Tenggren, who immigrated to the U.S. from Sweden in 1920, created other famous Little Golden Book characters such as the Saggy Baggy Elephant and Tawny Scrawny Lion. Before coming to Golden Books, he worked for the Disney studio, providing concept artwork for various characters and scenes in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs "and "Pinocchio. "He died in 1970.