10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
A 'Roaring Success!', 28 Nov. 2007
My 6-year old son loved this book. He really enjoyed reading about the old-lady's life, going back in time and the mystery of where the lion went. He was keen to get to bed at night so he could keep on reading. This book sparked his interest in all things Morpurgo. It's great for a young child beginning to read chapter books by themselves, before starting Morpurgo's other books that have deeper, more mature themes. As a family, we all loved it.