The Lion and the Unicorn

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As Lenny's father goes off to fight in the second world war he gives his son a brass badge with a lion and a unicorn on it. Lenny keeps it with him when bombs are dropped on his street and when he has to be evacuated to a big house in the country. He misses his parents a great deal and the other children there and at school are spiteful in teasing him. But he finds a secret walled garden to escape to with a stone unicorn. Here he meets the wounded soldier Mick and learns again how hard it is to be brave. It is the unicorn who finally rescues him from his sadness and loneliness and proves itself to be his guardian angel by bringing his mother to him.

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Lenny Levi is evacuated to the country during the second world war. Both his Mum and his Dad, away fighting in France, tell him he has to be brave. Being brave is very hard when you're all alone and being picked upon at school. All Lenny has to comfort himself with is his father's badge with a lion and a unicorn fighting each other on it. When he finds a secret garden with a unicorn statue in it Lenny, at last finds somewhere he feels comfortable. It is here that Lenny meets a young man, wounded in the war, who tells him about different kinds of courage and whose wise words help him to realise that he is strong enough to face up to anything he has to. Shirley Hughes' minutely observed, beautifully executed illustrations conjure up a world that is full of charm and activity; she is able to evoke a whole mood through the turn of a head or the clasp of a hand. Ideal for anyone who has ever felt homesick or alone, this book also reflects what it was like to live through the traumas of the second world war. -- Philippa Reece

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"No one can match Shirley Hughes in the siple mastery of both words and pictures" ( Times Educational Supplement)

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