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The Gentle Lion and Little Owlet : A Tale of an Unlikely Friendship - Alice Shirley

The Gentle Lion and Little Owlet

A Tale of an Unlikely Friendship


Published: 10th July 2012
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
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A plucky young owlet decides to try and find his own dinner one day and so flies from the safety of his nest into the unknown world surrounding him. Little does he know that his nest is in a tree in the middle of a zoo - and he quickly finds himself face-to-face with a lion. Yet, instead of being eaten, the owlet and lion become friends. As the zookeeper tries in vain to rescue the owl, the owl comes up with a plan to help the lion escape too.

  • Beautiful illustrations from new artist talent Alice Shirley
  • A wonderful tale of an unlikely friendship
  • Perfect for young children Based on a true story that happened at Paignton Zoo (on the south coast of England) and with stunning illustrations throughout from new artist talent Alice Shirley, author and illustrator of the successful Illustrated Classics edition of Aesop's Fables also published by Pavilion.
About the Author

Alice Shirley is a graduate of the Byam Shaw School of Art (now part of the London Institute). She has worked with the sculptor Anthony Gormly and has recently finished a major illustration project called Squid In Ink for the Natural History Museum. Alice lives in London.

ISBN: 9781843651994
ISBN-10: 1843651998
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 10th July 2012
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.8 x 26.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.23