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The Show-and-Tell Lion

Illustrated by Lynne Avril



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About The Book

When Matthew tells his class that he has a pet lion, he has no idea what he's getting himself into. The more he talks, the bigger his story grows. How can Matthew use his wonderful imagination to make his show-and-tell lion real?

About The Author

Barbara Abercrombie, an author of books for both children and adults, teaches creative writing in the Writers' Program at UCLA Extension and conducts writing workshops for the Wellness Community. She lives with her husband in Santa Monica, California, and Twin Bridges, Montana.

About The Illustrator

Lynne Avril is the illustrator of several books for children, including The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy; He Saves the Day by Marsha Hayles; and One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims by B. G. Hennessy. Ms. Cravath lives with her family in Phoenix, Arizona. Visit her online at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (July 1, 2006)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689864087
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 3 - 7

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Awards and Honors

  • South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee
  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book

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