Butterfly Lion
Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Christian Birmingham, Read by Michael Morpurgo and Virginia Mckenna

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Narrated By: Michael Morpurgo, Virginia Mckenna

Duration: 1 hour and 34 minutes

What to expect

“All my life I’ll think of you, I promise I will. I won’t ever forget you.”

A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.

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.

Genre

Children's / Teenage: Classic fiction, Children's / Teenage: Nature & animal stories

Listen to a sample

“The Butterfly Lion is unique among animals and books, and will touch all hearts – both young and old.” Virginia McKenna, Born Free Foundation

Praise for Michael Morpurgo:
“A master storyteller at his best” The Sunday Times