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Andy and the Lion

Andy and the Lion

Andy and the Lion: A tale of gratitude and helping out our neighbors, children of all ages will love this retelling of the classic folktale “Androcles and the Lion.”

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About the Book

A Caldecott Honor Book

While walking to school one day, Andy meets a lion and soon makes a new friend.

A tale of gratitude and helping out our neighbors, children of all ages will love this retelling of the classic folktale “Androcles and the Lion.”

About the Author:

Born in 1889 in North Carolina, James Henry Daugherty studied art in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Europe. The author started his career doing advertising drawings in New York City. Soon afterward, he moved on to illustrating magazines, including the New Yorker, and painting large murals. He came into his own writing and illustrating books for young people—creating drawings for more than 90 books before his death in 1974. Among the many books Mr. Daugherty wrote and illustrated are Daniel Boone, a Newbery Medal winner, and Andy and the Lion, a Caldecott Medal runner-up.

A Few Reviews:

“This was one of many childhood favorites, and not just because I share the same name with the main character. This is based on the classical tale of Androcles and the Lion, but updated for America of the 1930’s. I’m glad I decided to re-read it as an adult, because–besides being a great story with a wonderful moral–it is a window into the not-yet-too-distant past. Definitely a simpler time. The illustrations are beautiful and, in style, reminiscent of WPA murals. A classic tale, a classic theme.” —Amazon Reviewer Andrew McBurney

 


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