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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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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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I loved it

I loved it I felt like I was there 😀The discripsion was so deep and amazing. I could understand what he was trying to say . you should read this!!

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Very pleasantly surprised by the story

Fantastic read for an adult. And the kids loved it too. Will try other stories.

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fantastic

Absolutely fantastic a charming and fantastic story heart warming maybe classed as a kids story but totally heart warming and charming

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-07-18

poor narrative

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

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  • 10-08-17

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!!