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A Lion in the Meadow (Picture Puffin) Paperback – 25 May 1989
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"One of those rare children's authors whose books can also be read with pleasure by grown-ups..."--"The Telegraph"
"An award-winning children's author who tested the limits of her readers' whimsy and courage with fantastical tales of witches, hauntings, infinite fog, and robbers...Reviewers have raved about her whimsical yet hard-edged sensibility, her grasp of childhood's astonishments, her ability to leaven unbelievable situations with believable characters."--"The New York Times " --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Margaret Mahy's many books - picture books, short stories, and fiction for teenagers as well as younger children - have been hugely successful all round the world and she is indisputably one of the most popular and successful twentieth-century children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal and many other awards, and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lived in New Zealand until her death in 2012. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
As a child I loved this book and read it over and over. Both the story and the illustrations are captivating. Wish that I could get this edition in the states...
This was my son's favourite bedtime story; he's 36 now! I still have the battered copy, and bought this new version for my 2-year-old grandson for Christmas. Under fives will enjoy it. The text is almost the same as the original - simple, clear and repetitive, which small children love. It's a lovely story about make-believe which could come true! The illustrations have been updated to show a modern young Mum and little boy, and are beautifully drawn. A welcome addition is a small baby - perfect if your toddler is getting used to a new arrival in the family.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Al three of our children loved this story, and now our grandson is enjoying it too. Deceptively simple, with Margaret Mahy's wonderful use of language and a quotable final... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Friar Tick
I didn't feel a large rip in a page and folds on pages should be described as used good condition.Published 18 months ago by Miss E. Carver
Bought as a gift, and they love it.... Reminds them of child hood.... Its a lovely book.... well chuffed with itPublished on 24 Feb. 2014 by The Savaloy
Is there a big roaring yellow whiskery lion in your meadow? Go on have a look - why not?