Christian, the Hugging Lion by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
  

Christian, the Hugging Lion

Written by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
Illustrated by Amy June Bates

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An amazing, heart-warming and true story of how a lion cub grows up as a pet and ends up returned to his real home in the wilds of Kenya. When Ace and John see Christian the lion cub in Harrods, the shop that sells everything, they know they must get him out. For a year they enjoy his companionship as a pet taking him to the park, for a drink in the pub and such like. Then they realise they must set him free in his own territory. Soft focus illustrations capture the delightful lion as he grows.

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Christian, the Hugging Lion by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell

From the moment that Ace and John brought Christian the lion cub home from a London department store, they knew they had created a special family. But Christian soon grew too big to live with them in their small apartment, so Ace and John flew Christian to Africa to live with other lions. A year later, they went to visit. Would Christian remember them? With wit and warmth, Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell and Amy June Bates tell the true story of an unusual family whose emotional reunion became a worldwide Internet sensation.

About the Author

Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell are also the authors of the picture book And
Tango Makes Three. Richardson is a psychiatrist on the faculty of Columbia and
Cornell universities. Parnell is a playwright whose plays have been produced on and
off Broadway. They live in New York City with their daughter, Gemma.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Children's an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

29th April 2010

ISBN

9781847389152

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