Lovely Old Lion

Author(s): Julia Jarman

Picture Books

Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can't understand why Grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn't want to play any more. Lenny doesn't know what to do, but with a little help from Grandpa's old friends, perhaps he can find a way to help him remember...


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A ground-breaking new title, helping young children to understand the difficult issue of dementia, illustrated by the renowned creator of Badger's Parting Gifts.

"A sensitively told story about a child coming to terms with his Grandpa's dementia." -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller "Truly beautifully illustrated and sensitive story about dementia" Askews Holts Library Service "A supportive, honest, and needed explanation of Alzheimer's-type illnesses." Kirkus Reviews "A thoughtful picture book which will help keep the bond between grandparents children strong" My Book Corner "Moving and sensitive... another classic" Books for Keeps

Julia Jarman (Author) Schoolteacher and journalist Julia Jarman has written over 80 books for children. She lives near Bedford and has three grown-up children. She now devotes a lot of time to school and library visits.Susan Varley (Illustrator) Susan Varley is a prize-winning artist who has illustrated many books for Andersen Press. Her picture book Badger's Parting Gifts is one of the most enduring of all time, winning many prizes, including the Mother Goose Award in 1985.

General Fields

  • : 9781783442188
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : August 2016
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julia Jarman
  • : Paperback
  • : Susan Varley
  • : 823.92
  • : 32