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Hardcover Ellen's Lion: Twelve Stories by Crockett Johnson Book

ISBN: 0375822887

ISBN13: 9780375822889

Ellen's Lion: Twelve Stories by Crockett Johnson

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Book Overview

This collection of very short stories chronicles Ellen's relationship - complete with two-way conversations - with her floppy stuffed lion. The stories range from fear of the dark and being sad to playing doctor, being a fairy princess, and dealing with a new toy that almost replaces lion.

Customer Reviews

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I read this book to my daughter and what a delightful book. The story is about Ellen and the conversations she has with her pet stuffed lion. What a creative book by Crockett Johnson, this book has become a favorite in our home.

As Good as I Remember

Already an avid fan of Crockett Johnson's Barnaby and Mr. O'Malley stories and the Harold and the Purple Crayon series, I was delighted as a child to discover this collection of twelve stories with a female heroine for a change. The stories all revolve around the adventures of the imaginative Ellen, and her sidekick, a talking stuffed lion. I found these books just as charming when I shared them with my own children as I did the first time around.

Calvin's Predecessor

25 years before a little boy and his tiger charmed the world, Crockett Johnson wrote these terrific little stories which are also about a child and a stuffed wild cat who comes to life in the child's imagination. The rapport between the girl and her somehow wiser imaginary friend is similar, and cleverly written to make it a marvelous read-aloud experience.

Great for Kids and Parents

This is one of our daughters favorite books and not a bad story for the parents to read as well.

Family Favorite

This book has been a favorite of our family's since we discovered it after our first child was born in 1986. Eighteen years later, we still read and quote from this book. Every child should have a lion like Ellen's. We are so glad it is out in a new edition. Our copy is getting a little ragged.
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