The Gentle Lion and Little Owlet : A Tale of an Unlikely Friendship
Written by Alice Shirley
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The touching story of a very unusual friendship lies at the heart of this beautiful book. When a little owl falls from the sky and lands on a lion’s paws it should be terrified. Instead, this little owlet feels sure he’s found a friend! How the huge lion and the tiny owlet share their feelings and dream of exploring the big wide world together is heart-warming and the richly atmospheric illustrations capture the mood perfectly.
The Gentle Lion and Little Owlet : A Tale of an Unlikely Friendship by Alice Shirley
A plucky young owlet decides to try and find his own dinner one day and so flies from the safety of his nest into the unknown world surrounding him. Little does he know that his nest is in a tree in the middle of a zoo - and he quickly finds himself face-to-face with a lion. Yet, instead of being eaten, the owlet and lion become friends. As the zookeeper tries in vain to rescue the owl, the owl comes up with a plan to help the lion escape too.
A wonderful tale of an unlikely friendship, perfect for young children. Based on a true story that happened at Paignton Zoo (on the south coast of England) and with stunning illustrations throughout from new artist talent Alice Shirley, author and illustrator of the successful Illustrated Classics edition of Aesop's Fables also published by Pavilion. Approximately 1000 words.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 2 To 5
More books by Alice Shirley
Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Anova Books
21st March 2012
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