A Lion in the Meadow

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Overlook Press, 1992 - Lion - 32 pages
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Mother didn't believe the little boy's tales about a dragon and lion in the meadow, but to the boy the creatures were very real.

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User Review  - sharlenehsmith - LibraryThing

Margaret Mahy is an inspiring award-winning author. This story really opens the imagination up to wonderful adventures. The Lion in the Meadow is so descriptive. I love how the story ends with a friendship. Great illustrations by Jenny Williams. Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Margaret Mahy was born on March 21, 1936 in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She received a B.A. degree from the University of New Zealand. She worked as a nurse, an assistant librarian, and a children's librarian in England and New Zealand. Her first book, A Lion in the Meadow, was published in 1969. She became a full-time author in 1980. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 120 children's books including The Haunting, The Changeover, Memory, The Seven Chinese Brothers, The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate and A Summery Saturday Morning. She won the Esther Glen Award five times, the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association three times, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Hans Christian Andersen Award, and in 1999, she won the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award in two categories, Picture Book and Supreme Award. She died after a brief illness on July 23, 2012 at the age of 76.

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