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THE LION WHO CAME TO STAY (illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh)

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In 1935 my grandfather Francis wrote a letter to his parents in India asking for a gift of 'something alive'.


This sparked a remarkable chain of events which resulted in him being given a tiny golden lion cub, Singh.

Singh and Francis became the closest of friends, going on grand adventures, searching the sky for stars, snuggling down to sleep—and learning to ROAR! 

Published by Scholastic

ISBN: 9781760669218

* As seen on The TODAY Show *

* As featured in The Guardian *

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Read here on The Guardian website.
Listen here on The Guardian podcast.

* As featured on ABC Conversations *

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  • "One of my favourite picture books of 2021." PAUL MACDONALD, THE CHILDREN'S BOOKSHOP

  • "I fell in love with this book." THE BOOK MUSE

  • "Mackinlay instinctively knows when to layer the text and when to pare it right back." DIANNE BATES, BUZZWORDS

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