The Butterfly Lion

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HarperCollins Children's Books, 1996 - Animal Stories - 124 pages
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Bertie rescues an orphaned white 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 which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

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User Review  - rata - LibraryThing

Brilliant short read that left me feeling pleased that I had read it, but really perplexed as to the old lady at the end, was she a ghost? If so how did she drive the young boy back to the school and ... Read full review

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User Review  - 26kathryn - LibraryThing

A touching story that I read in one sitting. It's a story within a story as a young boy runs away from school and ends up sat in an old lady's kitchen listening to her tale about the white lion. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain‚e(tm)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 ‚e~Shadow‚e(tm), ‚e~A Medal for Leroy‚e(tm) and ‚e~Little Manfred‚e(tm).

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

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