The lion at the little French zoo is a favorite of all the townspeople. Every day they stop by to feed him tidbits and say, “Bonjour, Happy Lion.” Naturally, when the lion finds his door open, he decides it would only be proper to visit all his friendly neighbors in return. But, wait—sacré bleu! Why is everyone fleeing in terror?
“Louise Fatio’s timeless tale about friendship still sparkles and Roger Duvoisin’s elegant illustrations are as engaging as ever in this 50th Anniversary edition.” —School Library Journal
About the Author
Louise Fatio was the author of 10 books about the Happy Lion, all illustrated by her artist husband. She was born in 1904 in Switzerland and died in 1993 in New Jersey.
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Roger Duvoisin wrote and illustrated 40 books, including those featuring the silly goose Petunia. He also illustrated the Happy Lion books, written by his wife, Louise Fatio, received the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in "White Snow, Bright Snow," and a Caldecott Honor for "Hide and Seek Fog," both written by Alvin Tresselt. He died in 1980.
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