Christian, the Hugging Lion

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 27, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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When John and Ace found a lion cub for sale at Harrods, they knew that a department store was no place for a lion. They took him home, named him Christian, raised him and loved him--and in the process, Christian became a London celebrity. But when Christian got too big for their apartment, Ace and John knew that it was time to let him go back to Africa, where he belonged. When they went to visit him in Africa, they were in for a wonderful surprise. Christian remembered them!

This heartwarming book is based on the true story of two men who raised and loved a lion cub--which millions of fans know through the popular YouTube video.
  

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This story made me cry when I originally heard it, and this book adaptation is adorable (and made me a little teary, again). :) Read full review

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This story made me cry when I originally heard it, and this book adaptation is adorable (and made me a little teary, again). :) Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Copyright

About the author (2010)

Justin Richardson, MD, is the coauthor, with Peter Parnell, of the award-winning picture book And Tango Makes Three. Dr. Richardson is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia and Cornell and the coauthor of Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask). Dr. Richardson and his advice have been featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post, on the Today show and NPR’s Morning Edition, and in numerous magazines. Dr. Richardson lectures to parents and teachers on parenting and the sexual development of children.

Peter Parnell is the coauthor, with Justin Richardson, of And Tango Makes Three. He is a playwright whose plays have been produced at the Public Theater and Playwrights Horizons in New York City, the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and the Seattle Repertory Company, among others. His play QED was produced on Broadway. He has written extensively for television as a producer for both The West Wing and The Guardian; he has also written episodes of Maurice Sendak’s series Little Bear. He lives in New York City.

Amy June Bates has illustrated many books for children, including That’s What I’d Do by singer-songwriter Jewel and The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.