Jim's Lion

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Jim's Lion
Written by Russell Hoban
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763665177
ISBN-13: 9780763665173
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Jim's Lion

author: Russell Hoban
illustrator: Alexis Deacon

Asleep in his hospital bed, Jim dreams of a great lion with white teeth and amber eyes. This lion is Jimís finder. According to Nurse Bami, everyone has a finder, a creature who comes looking for us when we are lost. But when the time comes for Jimís operation, will his lion be able to find him and bring him safely home? Dramatically reimagined as a graphic novel by award-winning illustrator Alexis Deacon, with the inclusion of powerful dream sequences, Russell Hobanís tale of a boyís search for strength and courage will resonate with any child dealing with adversity.

Russell Hobanís moving, unflinching tale of a boy who finds bravery during illness is reimagined in graphic-novel format with new art by Alexis Deacon.
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0763665177 /  9780763665173
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Graphic Storybook / Hardback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
84 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
Animals; Health & Daily Living; Fantasy & Magic;
author’s comments:
Russell Hoban (1925Ė2011) once described himself as ďan addict to writingĒ and wrote more than fifty books for children, including such classics as Bedtime for Frances and How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen. With Candlewick, he was the author of The Sea-Thing Child, illustrated by Patrick Benson, Soonchild, also illustrated by Alexis Deacon, and Rosieís Magic Horse, illustrated by Quentin Blake.
illustrator’s comments:
Alexis Deacon created the acclaimed picture books Slow Loris, While You Were Sleeping, and Beegu, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Childrenís Book of the Year. He is also the illustrator of Russell Hobanís Soonchild. Alexis Deacon lives in London.
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