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Jim's Lion

Written by Russell Hoban

Illustrated by Alexis Deacon

Featured Books for 3+ readers Traditional Tales

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Russell Hoban's moving, unflinching tale of a boy who finds bravery during illness is dramatically reimagined in graphic-novel format with new art by Alexis Deacon.


Jim's Lion Synopsis

From the incomparable Russell Hoban comes a moving, unflinching tale of a boy who finds bravery during illness, beautifully re-imagined as a graphic-novel by award-winning illustrator Alexis Deacon. Asleep in his hospital bed, Jim dreams of a great lion with white teeth and amber eyes. This lion is Jim's finder. According to Nurse Bami, everyone has a finder, a creature who comes looking for us when we are lost. But when the time comes for Jim's operation, will his lion be able to find him and bring him safely home? With the inclusion of powerful dream sequences, and a triumphant message of facing one's fears, Russell Hoban's tale of a boy's search for strength and courage will resonate with any child dealing with adversity or sickness.

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ISBN: 9781406360714
Publication date: 20/03/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406346022
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406360714
Publication date: 20th March 2015
Author: Russell Hoban
Illustrator: Alexis Deacon
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 84 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Genres: Traditional Tales
Other Categories: Books for Boys

About Russell Hoban

As a child Russell Hoban was born in Pennsylvania, USA. His parents were Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine; his father was the advertising manager of a Jewish newspaper as well as a dram guild director. Russell was thus exposed to the arts early on, and became interested in writing at an early age, winning prizes for his stories and poems during his school years. As an adult Russell served in the US Infantry during WWII. For a time he taught art in New York and Connecticut. He then worked as a freelance illustrator and an advertising copywriter. He began publishing ...

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