Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back (Hardcover)

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    Shel Silverstein's first children's book, Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back—a whimsical tale of self-discovery and marshmallows—is turning fifty with a return to a vintage full-color cover.

    Is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all? Written and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all!

    First published in 1963, this book had rave reviews from the New York Times,Time magazine, and Publishers Weekly, as well as a starred review fromKirkus. Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Lafcadio is being reissued with a full-color cover featuring vintage art from Shel Silverstein discovered in the archives.

    Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back is the book that started Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator. He is also the creator of picture books such asA Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece,The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree and of classic poetry collections such asWhere the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up,Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.

    Supports the Common Core State Standards.


    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9780060256753
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc.
    Format Hardcover
    Publisher Date 1978-03-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 7.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.05 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Lion Who Shot Back
    Edition Number 50
    Edition Detail Anniversary
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Silverstein, Shel

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    • very entertaining story

      A must-have in your collection of Shel Silverstein books! This is a book for all ages, child to adult, to enjoy reading together. One of my favorite books as a child and now a favorite of my own children.

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