Author(s): Louise Fatio; Roger Duvoisin (Illustrator)
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