BUTTERFLY LION Michael Morpurgo

by: Michael Morpurgo

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The Butterfly Lion is a lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Timbavati, in the African veld, the home of the white lions, becoming a brave young man in the trenches of the first World War. A celebration of the amazing bonds that can develop between lifelong friends, beyond the boundaries of species, it is a poignant story of loyalty and promises kept, marking the importance of keeping memories alive by passing them on through the generations. When young Bertie rescues an orphaned lion cub, they are inseparable until Bertie is send to boarding school far away in England and to his utter dismay, the lion is sold to a circus. He swears that one day they will see one another again, but will the twists and turns of life across the continents - in times of war and peace - ever make that possible' Whatever happens, it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will be remembered forever. Age 8+
128pp, 128mm x 197mm, illus. in b&w, softback, 1996

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