The Butterfly Lion

The Butterfly Lion

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 5-8, Developing Readers, Confident Readers
Paperback Published on: 07/05/1996
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The Butterfly Lion
The Butterfly Lion
A beautiful tale of friendship, The Butterfly Lion examines the life-long bond that exists between a lonely young boy and a lion cub he befriends, a bond t... READ MORE
Erin Britton

Synopsis

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. Illustrated by Christian Birmingham.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780006751038
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Weight: 120g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm

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The Butterfly Lion
The Butterfly Lion
A heart wrenching story that Morpurgo tells in such a way that all ages can relate to it.
Emalea Snow
The Butterfly Lion
The butterfly lion by Michael morpurgo
Wonderful and beautiful certainly for 9 plus like me. I found it really moving and heartwarming. I love michael morpurgo's books.
Moo Moo
The Butterfly Lion
Fab book
I adore reading this author, and The Butterfly Lion is written with such emotion it did bring tears to my eyes. A great read.
Kara L
The Butterfly Lion
I love this, it's great
The Butterfly Lion, one of Michael Morpurgo’s famous novels, is a fantasy book based on a boy called Bertie and his white lion (The Butterfly Lion). The no... READ MORE
ijay
The Butterfly Lion
the butterfly lion
i loved this book i was puzzled why it was called butterfly lion but itwas explained in a lovely way. a lovely story with a slight twist at the end
100 per cent
The Butterfly Lion
The Butterfly Lion
I have bought this book because loads of my friends have said it is a really good book. I have looked at the book, It looks amazing! Can't wait to read the... READ MORE
Karrianne
The Butterfly Lion
The Butterfly Lion
This book is my all time favourite childrens book.Even so many years after reading it from when i was in primary school i still cannot help wanting to read... READ MORE
Chloe Leyland