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Publisher's Summary

A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. Bertie rescues an orphaned lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

©2011 Michael Morpurgo (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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The Butterfly Lion

The Butterfly Lion is one of my favourite story's . It is a very uplifting story about a young boy named Bertie. Bertie saw a white lion but when he went to tell his family nobody believed him but he kept believing in himself. And throughout the entire story I felt like I was there because the book was so informative about every little thing this book is impeccable I would recommend it to any animal lover!!

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poor narrative

excellent story and settings but somehow narration seems too weak to excite the novel ideas.

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  • Dylan
  • 11-29-16

fantastic book

This book has an amaxing story and doesnt take long to get into it. This is why i rated it a 5 star.

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  • Isabella p.
  • 09-16-19

amazing

love it could not stop listening read this for 6 years and never gets old I love that it's on adible mean I can listen to it everywhere.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-30-22

Awful narration

Terribly narrated in most unengaging way with little emphasis or expression which makes listening to the stories tedious. The stories themselves are ok but and good because suitable for both my 4 and 8 year old but they're really let down by the narration. Maybe good for getting kids to fall asleep!

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  • robert m.
  • 02-03-21

Wonderful

Wonderful book beautifully narrated. Loved it. Used to listen to this when I was younger many memories

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-29-20

Must read

I read this over 15 years ago- I had forgotten some of the plot - moving, sentimental in the most brilliant way, super storytelling, audio perfect for the characters. So glad I went down memory lane for this. Probably for older children but I enjoyed it so much.

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  • Anne
  • 12-12-20

Excellent

An amazing book as per my 8 year old daughter!! Full of personality and imagination.

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  • lily
  • 12-04-20

one of my favourite childhood books

me and my mum read this together when I was little. I still have my book but wanted to add it to my audible collection. incredible story for children or adults!

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  • Elizabeth Fantom
  • 10-22-20

BOOK YOU LIVE IN

I was absorbed utterly absorbed.A really good story ,read and see for yourself when you read.

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  • Mr John ODonnell
  • 05-09-20

You will listen to this over and over.

Intreguing storyline with a full range of emotions expressed throughout with beautiful language and imagery.

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  • D Penney
  • 11-18-19

Great 👍 book but I did not understand it that much but it's better than the last one I read.


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  • 06-22-22

Moving and beautiful.

My children and I loved this book! Worth listening to. Short and sweet. Who knew we would love it so much?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-18-22

Great

This is a very interesting book I suggest you read it has a very good story line.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-29-19

More wonderful every time we hear it...

My children and I listen to this story over and over and have done so for the last three years. My eldest who was nine at the time really had to stand her ground to get us to agree to listen when she first insisted we purchase the audiobook....How right she was...with the incredible narration skills applied in this story, you too will be transported to another place and time...and the twist at the end is not seen coming...you won't regret this purchase...and bedtime with The Butterfly Lion will no doubt become a family favourite as it has in our household...Enjoy!