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How to Be a Lion

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Pub. Date:
2018
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 2.5 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 500L
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From the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Max the Brave comes an inspiring and adorable picture book about a pair of unlikely friends who face down a pack of bullies. In this timely and charming story about the importance of being true to yourself, mindfulness, and standing by your friends, we meet Leonard, a lion, and his best friend Marianne, a . . . duck. Leonard and Marianne have a happy life together—talking, playing, writing poems, and making wishes—until one day a pack of bullies questions whether it's right for a lion and a duck to be pals. Leonard soon learns there are many ways to be a lion, and many ways to be a friend, and that sometimes finding just the right words can change the world . . . This sweet, funny, thoughtful, and much-needed story will open up readers' eyes to the importance of being who they are and not backing down to hurtful criticism. It's an empowering tale about connecting with others and choosing kindness over bullying, and shows children how angry and provocative words can be overcome by empathy and inner courage. Nominated for the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal and the 2019 Carnegie Medal A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year An American Booksellers Association E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor BookAn NPR Best Books of 2018 selection A New York Public Library Best Books of 2018 selection ★ "Positive role models showing boys how to be a whole person are few and far between these days. This marvelous book triumphs in that essential job."—Kirkus, starred review "Children will feel empowered after reading such a deliberate story of unyielding strength and self-awareness. Thoughtful and provocative words to live by."—School Library Journal "A gentle, Ferdinand-like soul. . . . Vere's fable makes a watertight—and charming—case for ignoring the pressures of conformity."—Publishers Weekly "The spirit of Ferdinand the Bull is a alive and well in How to Be a Lion."—NPR "gently reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh"—BookTrust
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9780525578079
9780525578062
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 2.5, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 500L
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Last Grouping Update2021-03-06 02:27:26AM
Last Indexed2021-03-05 11:34:49AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780525578079

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display_descriptionFrom the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Max the Brave comes an inspiring and adorable picture book about a pair of unlikely friends who face down a pack of bullies.
In this timely and charming story about the importance of being true to yourself, mindfulness, and standing by your friends, we meet Leonard, a lion, and his best friend Marianne, a . . . duck. Leonard and Marianne have a happy life together—talking, playing, writing poems, and making wishes—until one day a pack of bullies questions whether it's right for a lion and a duck to be pals. Leonard soon learns there are many ways to be a lion, and many ways to be a friend, and that sometimes finding just the right words can change the world . . .
This sweet, funny, thoughtful, and much-needed story will open up readers' eyes to the importance of being who they are and not backing down to hurtful criticism. It's an empowering tale about connecting with others and choosing kindness over bullying, and shows children how angry and provocative words can be overcome by empathy and inner courage.
Nominated for the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal and the 2019 Carnegie Medal
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year

An American Booksellers Association E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book
An NPR Best Books of 2018 selection

A New York Public Library Best Books of 2018 selection

★ "Positive role models showing boys how to be a whole person are few and far between these days. This marvelous book triumphs in that essential job."—Kirkus, starred review

"Children will feel empowered after reading such a deliberate story of unyielding strength and self-awareness. Thoughtful and provocative words to live by."—School Library Journal
"A gentle, Ferdinand-like soul. . . . Vere's fable makes a watertight—and charming—case for ignoring the pressures of conformity."—Publishers Weekly
"The spirit of Ferdinand the Bull is a alive and well in How to Be a Lion."—NPR
"gently reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh"—BookTrust
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subject_facetBullies -- Juvenile fiction
Ducks -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Individuality -- Juvenile fiction
Lion -- Juvenile fiction
Picture books
Poetry -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayHow to Be a Lion
title_fullHow to Be a Lion
How to be a lion / Ed Vere
title_shortHow to Be a Lion
topic_facetBullies
Ducks
Friendship
Individuality
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Lion
Picture Book Fiction
Poetry