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Lovely Old Lion

By Julia Jarman
Illustrated by Susan Varley

A ground-breaking new title, helping young children to understand the difficult issue of dementia, illustrated by the renowned creator of Badger's Parting Gifts.

Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can’t understand why Grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn’t want to play any more. Lenny doesn’t know what to do, but with a little help from Grandpa’s old friends, perhaps he can find a way to help him remember…

  • A beautiful story sensitively and reassuringly told - perfect for helping children understand the difficult and upsetting issue of Alzheimer's disease
  • There are currently 800,000 people with dementia in the UK - Lovely Old Lion will be a resource for those many families learning to cope with this life-altering disease
  • Badger's Parting Gifts has sold over 500,000 copies in hardback and won the Mother Goose Award for children's book illustration

About the author

Schoolteacher and journalist Julia Jarman has written over 80 books for children. She lives near Bedford and has three grown-up children. She now devotes a lot of time to school and library visits.

About the illustrator

Susan Varley is an award-winning Artist Biography who has illustrated many books for Andersen Press. Her picture book Badger's Parting Gifts is one of the most enduring of all time, winning many prizes, including the Mother Goose Award in 1985.

ISBN: 9781783442188
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 4, 2016
Dimensions: 270 x 230mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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