The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo audiobook

The Butterfly Lion

By Michael Morpurgo
Read by Virginia McKenna  and Michael Morpurgo

Children’s 9780006751038

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780008338015

  • ISBN: 9780008345808

  • ISBN: 9780008345815

Runtime: 1.56 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1996 Nestle Smarties Book Prize Gold Award

“All my life I’ll think of you, I promise I will. I won’t ever forget you.”

A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.

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 which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[In] Morpurgo’s cozy, well-executed British novel…magic enters the novel at an appropriate moment, and the conclusion is sweet.” Publishers Weekly

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Michael Morpurgo

Author Bio: Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo, former Children’s Laureate of Britain, is the author of War Horse, called “superb” by the New York Times Book Review and now a major motion picture. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity. His writing has won numerous award, including the Whitbread Children’s Book Award, the California Young Reader Medal, the Red House Children’s Book Award, and France’s Prix Sorcieres, among others and others. He lives in Devon, England, with his wife, Clare. Together they founded the charity Farms for City Children, which gives children from urban areas an opportunity to spend a week working on a farm in the countryside.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 1.56
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English