Author(s): Marianne Dubuc; Sarah Ardizzone (Translator)
One autumn day, a lion finds a wounded bird in his garden. With the departure of the bird's flock, the lion decides that it's up to him to care for the bird. He does and the two become fast friends. Nevertheless, the bird departs with his flock the following autumn. What will become of Lion and what will become of their friendship? Note: some pages in this book are intentionally blank to represent snow. Marianne Dubuc received her degree in graphic design from the University of Quebec, Montreal. She has created many different kinds of books for readers of all ages. She is an internationally acclaimed illustrator whose work has been published by major publishers in fifteen countries.
"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.'