The Lion and the Bird

By Marianne Dubuc

One autumn day, a lion finds a wounded bird in his garden. With the departure of the bird's flock, the lion decides that it's up to him to care for the bird. He does and the two become fast friends. Nevertheless, the bird departs with his flock the following autumn. What will become of Lion and what will become of their friendship?

Note: some pages in this book are intentionally blank to represent snow.

Marianne Dubuc received her degree in graphic design from the University of Quebec, Montreal. She has created many different kinds of books for readers of all ages. She is an internationally acclaimed illustrator whose work has been published by major publishers in fifteen countries.



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"It's a remarkably moving, and--considering it features two animals--deeply human story. Ages 4-up." -- STARRED REVIEW, "Publishers Weekly" "Dubuc's pictures have a charming, naive appeal. Against muted washes of brown, blue and green, colored pencils delineate Lion's home and garden in simple, rounded shapes. Lion's accommodations for his tiny guest will conjure smiles: The bird sleeps in a slipper and relaxes in a little box by the fire. A sensitive, uplifting meditation." -- "Kirkus Reviews" "Pretty much by definition, quiet books tend to fly under the radar. Some rightfully so, as the wick is turned down so low it struggles to keep from extinguishing completely. But then you have books like "The Lion and the Bird" by Marianne Dubuc (Animal Masquerade) - full of subtle humor and drama that resonates rather than disappears. This is a friendship story full of empathy and beauty." -- "100 Scope Notes" "Once in a long while, a children's book comes by that is so gorgeous in sight and spirit, so timelessly and agelessly enchanting, that it takes my breath away. "The Lion and the Bird" by French Canadian graphic designer and illustrator Marianne Dubuc is one such rare gem -- the tender and melodic story of a lion who finds a wounded bird in his garden one autumn day and nurses it back to flight as the two deliver one another from the soul-wrenching pain of loneliness and build a beautiful friendship, the quiet and deeply rewarding kind." -- "Brain Pickings" "Dubuc's charming, pastel-hued illustrations convey gentle humor and genuine feeling. The story's measured pacing allows readers to discover and relish each emotional nuance. A lovely choice to share and savor."-Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal



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Publisher Enchanted Lion Books
Publish date 05/06/2014
Pages 64
ISBN-13 9781592701513
ISBN-10 1592701515
Language English

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