Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The bestselling children's book author offers the witty, thought-provoking fable of a lion whose marksmanship makes him world famous, but who discovers that "success" is not to his liking. Codice inventario libreria
"You don't have to shoot me," says the young lion. "I will be your rug and I will lie in front of your fireplace and I won't move a muscle and you can sit on me and toast all the marshmallows you want. I love marshmallows."
But the hunter will not listen to reason, so what is there for a young lion to do? After eating up the hunter, Lafcadio takes the gun home and practices and practices until he becomes the world's greatest sharp-shooter.
Now dressed in starched collars and fancy suits, and enjoying all the marshmallows he wants, Lafcadio is pampered and admired wherever he goes. But is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all?
Told and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all!
Review: First published in 1963, the late Shel Silverstein's children's book debut Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back, will resonate with young readers much as it did 40 years ago. The affable narrator Uncle Shelby's story begins: "Once there was a young lion and his name was--well, I don't really know what his name was because he lived in the jungle with a lot of other lions and if he did have a name it certainly wasn't a name like Joe or Ernie or anything like that." That all changes, however, when a circus man discovers the lion's skills as a marksman (the lion took a gun from a hunter he ate) and names him Lafcadio the Great. When the circus man takes Lafcadio to New York City, the story takes on a certain Crocodile Dundee quality--the lion eats the menu at a fancy restaurant, demands marshmallows (he likes the sound of them), and is captivated by the hotel elevator. As Lafcadio becomes more civilized and rich and famous, however, he becomes more unhappy. In the end, to entertain the increasingly despondent star, the circus man takes Lafcadio hunting in Africa where he encounters his old lion friends on the other end of his gun. Is Lafcadio now a man or is he a lion? He decides he is neither and wanders alone into the valley. In typical Silverstein style, this exuberantly-silly-yet-poignant fable, illustrated with simple, expressive line drawings, asks more questions than it answers. The glee the author derives from wordplay and the sound of language is positively contagious. This read-aloud classic belongs on every child's bookshelf. (Ages 6 to 10) --Karin Snelson
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Codice libro della libreria G0060256761I3N10
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0060256761I3N10
Descrizione libro HarperCollins. Library Binding. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2745495932
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Codice libro della libreria G0060256761I5N01
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1963. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Acceptable. We have been selling books online for nearly 20 years, so buy with confidence. This is a used book. It may contain highlighting/underlining and/or the book may show heavier signs of wear . It may also be ex-library or without dustjacket. All orders are shipped the same or the next day. Codice libro della libreria mon0002241001
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1963. Condizione libro: Good. Reprint. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP89071388
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1963. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Very Good. isbn matches very clean hardcover with jacket no marks . clean text. solid binding. light dj edge wear and corner bumping Fast service with confirmation, no international or priority orders over 4lbs. Codice libro della libreria mon0000126004
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1963. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0060256761
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, New York, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 0060256761 Copyright 1963, but likely printed post 1978. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good. Clean boards with tight binding; pages clean and unmarked. Dust Jacket has light wear. Bookseller's Inventory #POET306. Codice libro della libreria POET306
Descrizione libro Harper & Row, New York, 1963. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. (2) rough inch edge tears. jacket front and flap. Small spine end chip. Codice libro della libreria 016240