Ellen's Lion

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Random House Children's Books, Jul 27, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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Originally published in 1959 and out of print for two decades, this collection of very short stories chronicles Ellen’s relationship– complete with two-way conversations–with her floppy stuffed lion. Ellen’s temperament is a bit like Christopher Robin’s (though her appearance is a clone of Harold, from Harold and the Purple Crayon fame), but her lion is a no-nonsense, tougher-minded Pooh, with the voice of reason and reality to counter Ellen’s high-flying imagination. The stories range from fear of the dark and being sad to playing doctor, being a fairy princess, and dealing with a new toy that almost replaces lion.
Parents will find the subtly droll stories as entertaining as children, and a child who reads chapter books will find especially rewarding.
 

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Contents

TRIP TO ARABIA
CLOSE ESCAPE
TWO PAIRS OF EYES
DOCTORS ORDERS
GROWING CONFUSION
FIVEPOINTED STAR
THE TWO STATUES
SAD INTERLUDE
FAIRY TALE
MOUNTAIN CLIMB
THE NEW SQUIRREL
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Crockett Johnson is best known as the author/illustrator of Harold and the Purple Crayon, the comic strip Barnaby, and the illustrations in Carrot Seed by his wife Ruth Krauss. He died in 1975 at age 68.

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