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The Lion Shirt

Uri Orlev
AGE: 3-6

The birthday present Michael liked best was a shirt with a lion on it that his sister gave him. He liked it so much that he wore it to bed. At night, Michael wakes up and wants to look at his lion, but it has disappeared! He almost cries, but then he sees the lion sitting by his desk. The lion refuses to get back on the shirt: he claims he`s sick of being cute- he wants to be a scary lion! So Michael and his sister Daniela make scary faces to help him become scary, but he only laughs. But when Daniela shows him a photo of a roaring lion, he is impressed and roars so loud that the children get scared. After that, the contented lion agrees to get back on the shirt, and all ends well.

Illustrations: Michel Kishka


Orlev The Lion Shirt
Title The Lion Shirt
Author’s Last Name Orlev
Author's First Name Uri
Language(s) Hebrew, English, German, French, Italian, Danish, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Massada
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1979
Publisher 2 (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 2000
No. Pages 18 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Hultzat Ha-Aryeh
Representation Represented by ITHL

Translations

French: Arles, Actes Sud, 1999
German: Weinheim, Beltz & Gelberg, 1999; 2002
Korean: Seoul, Yeo Myung Media, 1999
Danish: Copenhagen, Forlaget Thorup, 2000
English: New York, Mondo, 2001 
Italian: Milan, Motta Junior, 2001
Japanese: Tokyo, Kodan-Sha, 2001
Spanish: Bogota, Norma, 2004
 
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