Little Lion by Lesley Beake


Little Lion by Lesley Beake

One day, Dad comes home with a lion. Brought you a dog, says Dad. Mum and the children don't believe him, but they call it Dog, let it sleep in the dog basket, and keep quiet about their strange, noisy pet. But Big Jonno, the school bully, is curious, and tries to make life tough, until one day, the worst thing happens - the Lion escapes and finds Big Jonno. This delightfully surreal story by a multi-award-winning author and talented illustrator - in which a bully gets his just deserts - will keep young readers guessing all the way through!


Deserving some real success, this large hard-back picture-story book will readily delight many children. Brightly and boldly illustrated, the amusing, well-handled narrative has its roots in a South African take. School Librarian

About the Author

Lesley Beake

LESLEY BEAKE is a multi-award-winning writer for children and young adults. Her international awards include, for Song of Be, a Children's Book of Note and the Best Book for Young Adults by the ALA. Outside South Africa her books have been published in ten countries. Of the 45 books published in South Africa, one has been translated into thirteen African languages. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was the highly-acclaimed picture book Home Now, illustrated by Karin Littlewood. She lives in Simon's Town, near Cape Town, South Africa.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 To 6


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Publication date

17th November 2011



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