The Butterfly Lion (First Modern Classics)

4.05 avg rating
( 6,434 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007317356: The Butterfly Lion (First Modern Classics)

After Bertie rescues an orphaned 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 that ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten. A section of activities for young readers includes Lion Facts, Pet Care Quiz, Puzzle Pages, Makes and Bakes, and more.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Michael Morpurgo has been awarded the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award, the Circle of Gold Award, and the Children’s Book Award for his children's fiction. His books include Animal TalesLittle Foxes, and Twist of Gold.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 4-8. Elements of fantasy and fiction are woven into this fast-paced adventure. A student runs away from boarding school and meets an elderly lady, whom he later discovers is a ghost. She tells the story of another boy, Bertie, who grew up long ago in Africa and eventually became her husband. Lonely and neglected by his parents, he rescues an abandoned white lion cub and cares for it, gradually forming a close bond. After some years the boy's parents abruptly decide to send him to school in England and sell the lion. Bertie attempts to save the animal by returning it to the jungle, but it has lost its ability to survive in the wild and returns to the only home it has known. A French circus owner buys the lion, and the boy vows never to forget him. Twelve years later, Bertie fights in World War I and is decorated for rescuing wounded comrades. In a small French town he finally finds his lion, starving and near death, and the two friends are reunited. Heartened by the woman's tale, the student returns to school. This touching story is well written and emotionally satisfying. Readers will be drawn to this fascinating tale of a unique friendship between boy and beast. In addition to being a successful adventure story, the book demonstrates the value of character?of keeping promises, standing up for one's beliefs, and courage under fire.?Gebregeorgis Yohannes, San Francisco Public Library, CA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Morpurgo, Michael
Published by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
ISBN 10: 0007317352 ISBN 13: 9780007317356
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks. Book Condition: New. 2009. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007317356

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Morpurgo, Michael
Published by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (2009)
ISBN 10: 0007317352 ISBN 13: 9780007317356
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 2009. Book Condition: New. 2009. Paperback. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # 9780007317356

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Morpurgo M.B.E., Michael
Published by HarperCollins UK (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007317352 ISBN 13: 9780007317356
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110007317352

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
32.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Michael Morpurgo
ISBN 10: 0007317352 ISBN 13: 9780007317356
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. New edition of the Smarties-Prize-winning story from the former Children's Laureate. Now published into the First Modern Classics list, fantastic stories for young readers. A .Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 144 pages. 0.140. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007317356

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 28.05
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Morpurgo, Michael
Published by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
ISBN 10: 0007317352 ISBN 13: 9780007317356
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0007317352 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0940665

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
46.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds