The Lady and the Lion by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
A Brothers Grimm Tale

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Love and honor can overcome even the fiercest obstacles, as we see in this spellbinding fairy tale, with shades of "Beauty and the Beast." To save her father, a young woman must go to the castle of a menacing lion. She fears for her life, but finds kindness rather than danger there, for the lion by day is a gentle young man by night-a prince under the spell of a wicked enchantress. Soon the lady and the lion fall in love.

Unlike the more familiar tale, however, this story has only just begun. The prince is not yet safe from the enchantress, and it will take all of the lady's strength and courage, through a seven-year quest, to rescue him. Dazzlingly romantic and visually magnificent, this is a book for the ages-an exhilarating tale of virtue, heroism, and the power of love.

Illustrated by Laurel Long.

About Jacqueline K. Ogburn

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Long is a graduate of Syracuse University with a master's degree in fine arts. She is currently a professor of art at California State University, Northridge. Ogburn grew up in Winston-Salem, NC. Her hobbies include renovating a seventy-year-old house where she lives with her husband Den Deahl and young daughters Claire and Emily.
Published October 27, 2003 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Long’s romantic, extravagantly detailed paintings provide showstopping accompaniment to this lightly reworked Grimm Brothers version of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon.” The course of true love runs anything but smooth for a merchant’s younger daughter when she meets a prince under a comple...

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Retelling a Brothers Grimm tale also known as "The Singing, Springing Lark," Long and Ogburn bring to their adaptation the same flourish and romance that distinguished their The Magic Nesting Doll .

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