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Publisher Description

ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM.
A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.

“All my life I’ll think of you, I promise I will. I won’t ever forget you.”

Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

About the author

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2011
November 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
128
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
SIZE
4.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Fosters38 ,

The butterfly lion

My 9 year old son told me about this book as they were reading it at school. So I thought I would give it a read and loved it. Will be reading lots more of these books with my son.

Ninjakirby1 ,

The butterfly lion

This book is imaginative, creative, perfect for cheering up your day, great for kids and adults.

Just a normal user ,

Lovely story

A lovely story, the end was amazing. If you're thinking about getting this, DO get it!

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