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The Butterfly Lion (Paperback)
  • The Butterfly Lion (Paperback)

The Butterfly Lion (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages
Published: 07/05/1996
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Waterstones Says

One of Morpurgo's most perfectly realised books, The Butterfly Lion recounts the lifelong bond between a young boy and the white lion cub he rescues from the African veld.

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: 120 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm


'The Butterfly Lion is unique among animals and books, and will touch all hearts - both young and old.' - Virginia McKenna, Born Free Foundation

'A master storyteller at his best' - The Sunday Times

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“The Butterfly Lion”

A heart wrenching story that Morpurgo tells in such a way that all ages can relate to it.

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“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 that is sustained across both time and distance.

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“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.

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