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The Butterfly Lion

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They have three farms in Devon, Wales and Gloucestershire, open to inner city school children who come to stay and work with the animals. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.

I bought it to complete a Goodreads challenge but after looking at it several times as I was browsing my bookshelf I was reluctant to read it. I feel that this book is very effective in introducing the serious emotions that children may experience.The book is about a boy who skips shcool and goes to an old womens house and the old women tells a story about a young boy. This book is suitable for key stage 2 children as, whilst the language in the book is simple and the story is uncomplicated, I feel that the emotions that Bertie experiences can be better understand by slightly older children. Michael Morpurgo arranges his words in a way that really flow, yet he doesn't avoid more (appropriately) complex vocabulary making it ideal for children of moderate ability from age 7/8 up to adults of 78 years and older! Many years later, Bertie was fighting for England in the Great War in France, when he saw a poster with a white lion on it advertising a nearby circus. But knowing how much the two cared about one another just made it worse (or better, from a storyteller's point of view).

I feel that Bertie's deduction that whilst he wants to help his mother he can only do so much as a child.

Michael is good at using his imagination thats why I like his books but out of all the books he's written The Butterfly lion is the best. The story is that of a boy, Michael, running away from boarding school and meeting an old woman who tells him of another young boy, Bertie, who had once done the same. This is a book which I found in the library corner of my year 2 class and as an animal lover it really appealed to me.

Finished reading this to Cullen and I had to swallow a lump in my throat so I wouldn't burst into tears (good tears, not bad tears). She enjoyed this book very much and had read parts of it to me explaining the story as we went along.

A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. I felt that it would be particularly beneficial if the children could experience the audiobook version. It is a small book and so would be great for children who sometimes can feel intimidated by the amount of pages in a book. His little white lion went with him everywhere, and at the end of each day they would watch the sun go down together.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Years later and now a soldier in France during WWI, he sees a poster for a circus with a white lion on it and he succeeds in tracking him down.The story is about a young boy who grows up in Africa and rescues a White lion, they grow up together and one day the bonds are broken when the boy has to go away to boarding school and the lion is sold. Comment: The spine or cover may be slightly worn but the book is otherwise in good condition and will provide thought provoking read!

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