Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

Library Lion

Written by Michelle Knudsen
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes


Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

A wonderful addition to any child's library, this is the multiple award-winning and bestselling picture book about what happens when a lion visits a library. In this international and award-winning bestseller about the joys of discovering the library and making new friends, a lion visits the library for the very first time. The head librarian, Miss Merriweather, is very particular about rules in the library. But when the lion visits, she isn't sure what to do - there aren't any rules about lions in the library! As it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the floor and he makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour, too. When an emergency happens, however, the lion has a dilemma. Should he come to the rescue in the only way he knows how, even if it means breaking Miss Merriweather's strict rules?


A wonderful addition to any library. * Carousel * This is a gentle old-fashioned story about loneliness, acceptance and friendship ... A book to read aloud to junior primary school classes. * INIS * A warm-hearted story in which Kevin Hawkes's stylishly old-fashioned illustrations capture precisely the feel of how libraries once were. * The Guardian *

About the Author

Michelle Knudsen is the author of the best-selling picture book Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, Argus, illustrated by Andrea Wesson, and Big Mean Mike, illustrated by Scott Magoon, as well as several young-adult novels. Michelle lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find Michelle online at and on twitter as @michelleknudsen. Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including Weslandia and City Circus, both written by Paul Fleischman, and Me, All Alone at the End of the World, written by M. T. Anderson. He lives with his wife and children in Southern Maine, in the USA. Find Kevin online at

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48 pages


Michelle Knudsen
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st January 2008



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