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Lion Lessons

Jon Agee Jon Agee

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Scallywag Press
01 February 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks; Humorous stories (Children's&YA); Wildlife (Children's&YA); Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's&YA)
Age range 3 to 6 How do you earn a lion diploma?

By looking fierce, prowling around, roaring, and - most importantly - looking out for your friends. Will this daring student pass the test?

This fun journey of character development neatly turns the conversation from the cowardice of bullies to what it means to be lionhearted, all in a delightful, subduedly comic package.' - Booklist, starred review 'Agee's sentences are short and punchy, and he carves out gouache shapes in thick, deliberate ink outlines. He sets up a ridiculous situation with a straight face, approaching it with understated humor and leonine confidence.' - Publishers Weekly, starred review 'An outstanding read-aloud and a rewarding story.' - Horn Book, starred review
By:   Jon Agee
Illustrated by:   Jon Agee
Imprint:   Scallywag Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 292mm,  Width: 225mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   450g
ISBN:   9781912650200
ISBN 10:   1912650207
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 February 2020
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile ,  0-5 years
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jon Agee attended The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, where he studied painting and film-making. A full-time author, he lives with his wife in San Francisco. Jon is the author/illustrator of many acclaimed books for children including It's Only Stanley, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor winner. Terrific and Milo's Hat Trick between them have won New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books, ALA Notable Book, Horn Book Fanfare, PW Best Books of the Year, Book Sense Top Ten Pick and LA Times Best Children's Picture Books Miami Herald Top Ten.

Reviews for Lion Lessons

'This fun journey of character development neatly turns the conversation from the cowardice of bullies to what it means to be lionhearted, all in a delightful, subduedly comic package.' Booklist, starred review;'Agee's sentences are short and punchy, and he carves out gouache shapes in thick, deliberate ink outlines. He sets up a ridiculous situation with a straight face, approaching it with understated humor and leonine confidence.' Publishers Weekly, starred review;'An outstanding read-aloud and a rewarding story.' Horn Book, starred review


  • Runner-up for Boston Globe-Horn Book Award 2015
  • Runner-up for National Book Award 1997
  • Winner of Irma Black Award Honor 2019
  • Winner of Parent's Choice Award 2005

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