The Story of King Lion by Sibylle Von Olfers

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Fun as a novelty piece, but unlikely to engage too many 21st-century readers.


King Lion is having a feast. All his animal subjects bring their favorite meal -- saltwater lemonade from the fish, snail sausages from the hedgehog and thistle salad from the donkey. But which dish will King Lion like the best?

From the author of The Story of the Root Children, this tale from the animal kingdom is told in lively rhyming verses, and beautifully illustrated in classic art nouveau style.

This is the first time this book has been published in English.

(Ages 4-6)

About Sibylle Von Olfers

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Sibylle von Olfers is the author of "Etwas von den Wurzelkindern" and was an art teacher in East Prussia at the turn of the century as well as a member of the Catholic Order of St. Elizabeth. Sieglinde Schoen-Smith is a quilter whose quilted interpretation of "Mother Earth and Her Children" captured the coveted Best in Show award at the 2006 International Quilt Show in Houston. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Jack Zipes is the foremost expert on German folklore in the United States. He is a professor of German literature at the University of Minnesota and has edited, contributed to, and translated more than 50 books, essays, and plays on German folklore, including "The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature" and "The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales." He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Published March 1, 2013 by Floris Books. 24 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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on May 29 2013

Fun as a novelty piece, but unlikely to engage too many 21st-century readers.

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