The Butterfly Lion

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HarperCollins Children's Books, 1996 - Africa - 124 pages
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ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM.A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. "All my life I'll think of you, I promise I will. I won't ever forget you." 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  - EllenAllen - LibraryThing

I just finished reading this with my daughter tonight (she's six) and it was great. Normally we read two chapters of a book every night but she has been begging me for more of this since we started it ... Read full review

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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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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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