A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. 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.
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About the author Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse.
He was knighted in for services to literature and charity. Winner of a Smarties Gold Medal, Morpurgo's The Wreck of the Zanzibar cozy, well-executed British novel may not survive the jump across the ocean--the climax depends on a casual reference likely to be lost on American readers.
The story, about a boy who gives his white lion immortality, moves gracefully through frequent switches from past to present, from first to third person, from the English countryside to pre-WWI South Africa. A boy runs away from his strict boarding school "It was a diet of Latin and stew and rugby and detentions Enter your postcode and search for your nearest Hive network shop. Student Discount Reviews Help Contact.
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