The Lion and the Bird
A lion in dungarees and a bird with a broken wing form an unlikely friendship when they meet one autumn day. As the pair watch the other birds in the flock fly away, Lion takes it upon himself to care for his new friend. Soon the pair are sharing stories in front of the fire, taking sleigh rides and whiling away winter evenings in their slippers. Then, one day spring arrives. And so too do the other birds. Will Lion and Bird have to say goodbye to their friendship for the summer? KEY SELLING POINTS Award-winning illustrations Rave reviews across the US and Canada #1 Best Picture Book 2014 from various selections Sales over 25,000 copies since publication in 2013 Internationally acclaimed author and illustrator
"It's a remarkably moving, and - considering it features two animals - deeply human story." Publisher's Weekly "Dubuc's pictures have a charming, naive appeal. Against muted washes of brown, blue and green, coloured pencils delineate Lion's home and garden in simple rounded shapes. White space - sometimes whole pages - speaks its own language of loss and hope...Dubuc excels at capturing emotions visually." Kirk's Reviews "...(a) poignant but ultimately uplifting tale." Wall Street Journal "...Ms Dubuc, using simple language and a quiet palette of soft shades of tan, blue and grey, envisions a calmer world where seasons and relationships evolve and where the unlikeliest pair can become friends." The New York Journal of Books
French-Canadian Marianne Dubuc is an international award-winning illustrator and writer of books for children of all ages from Montreal. She's been published in over 15 countries. In 2014, Marianne won the Governor General Award for outstanding illustrations in 'The Lion and the Bird.'