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The Lion and the Bird

by Marianne Dubuc

Hardcover, 64 pages

Published by Enchanted Lion Books (2014-05-06)

List Price: $17.95

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Amazon Description

Note: The blank pages are not a defect but part of the storytelling. The snow increases until all the animals can see is white.

One autumn day, a lion finds a wounded bird in his garden. With the departure of the bird's flock, the lion decides that it's up to him to care for the bird. He does and the two become fast friends. Nevertheless, the bird departs with his flock the following autumn. What will become of Lion and what will become of their friendship?

Marianne Dubuc received her degree in graphic design from the University of Quebec, Montreal. She has created many different kinds of books for readers of all ages. She is an internationally acclaimed illustrator whose work has been published by major publishers in fifteen countries.

One Potato Review

This story is familiar, its impact maybe not. Some of this has to do with Dubuc’s typically tranquil illustration, and some with unspokenness, atypical for American interpretations of the genre. What is it between this agrarian king of the plains and the injured bird left behind by its flock? They’re not saying, indeed the value they attach to one another’s company is just mysterious enough to keep you wondering if the bird, once recovered, will return. A book in four seasons, every one irresistible. 

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