The Good Lion by Don Brown

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My father and I settled in Africa in 1906. . . . And it was there, as a small girl, I was eaten by a lion.

So begins a true story from aviatrix Beryl Markham’s autobiography. Here young Beryl and a “tame” lion called Paddy come together in an encounter that challenges our notions of wild and docile, trust and duplicity, punishment and forgiveness. Coupled with Don Brown’s expressive watercolors, The Good Lion is a powerful story that will leave readers wondering about the true natures of man and beast.
 

About Don Brown

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Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him ?a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies.” He lives in New York with his family.
 
Published September 26, 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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