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Library Lion

By Michelle Knudsen
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

A wonderful addition to any child's library, this is the multiple award-winning and bestselling picture book about what happens when a lion visits a library.

In this international and award-winning bestseller about the joys of discovering the library and making new friends, a lion visits the library for the very first time. The head librarian, Miss Merriweather, is very particular about rules in the library. But when the lion visits, she isn't sure what to do – there aren’t any rules about lions in the library! As it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the floor and he makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour, too. When an emergency happens, however, the lion has a dilemma. Should he come to the rescue in the only way he knows how, even if it means breaking Miss Merriweather's strict rules?

  • "This is a gentle old-fashioned story about loneliness, acceptance and friendship... A book to read aloud to junior primary school classes, " Inis Magazine.
  • "Stunningly illustrated and highly original," Book Trust on "Weslandia", commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

About the author

Michelle Knudsen is the author of the best-selling picture book Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, Argus, illustrated by Andréa Wesson, and Big Mean Mike, illustrated by Scott Magoon, as well as several young-adult novels. Michelle lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find Michelle online at www.michelleknudsen.com and on twitter as @michelleknudsen.

About the illustrator

Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including Weslandia and City Circus, both written by Paul Fleischman, and Me, All Alone at the End of the World, written by M. T. Anderson. He lives with his wife and children in Southern Maine, in the USA. Find Kevin online at www.kevinhawkes.com.

Awards

2008: Norfolk Libraries' Children's Book Award

The best books of the year! Chosen by children in Norfolk. - Winner

ISBN: 9781406305678
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2008
Dimensions: 247 x 287mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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