Christian, the Hugging Lion by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
  

Christian, the Hugging Lion

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

3+ readers   Books of the Month   5+ readers   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

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.

Synopsis

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.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback

Author

Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
More books by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell

Publisher

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

Publication date

29th April 2010

ISBN

9781847389145

Categories


It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools