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The Happy Lion

The Happy Lion Roars Louise Fatio, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin

The Happy Lion

The Happy Lion Roars
Louise Fatio, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin


Hardback | Jun 2020 | Scallywag Press | 9781912650415 | 32pp | 270x216mm | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$29.99

Age range 3 to 6

In the second title in this classic series, our friendly hero, The Happy Lion, is lonely. 

When a beautiful lioness comes to town with a visiting circus, the Happy Lion pays her a visit and it is love at first sight! The Happy Lion finds a way to release her and hide her in his enclosure. When she is discovered he won't let anyone separate them, and his friend Francois convinces the mayor to let the lioness stay. 

'Genuine mid-century styling will appeal to art lovers as well as the nostalgia market. The lion is drawn with great sensitivity and Duvoisin's tawny palette is pleasingly appropriate.' — Books for Keeps

'Duvoisin's illustrations are exceptional.' — The Times

'Superb art and a lovely story where friendship and freedom reign supreme, characterise this classic re-issue.' Red Reading Hub

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