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The Butterfly Lion

Narrated by: uncredited
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 5-7
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. Bertie rescues an orphaned lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

©2011 Michael Morpurgo (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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poor narrative

excellent story and settings but somehow narration seems too weak to excite the novel ideas.

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The Butterfly Lion

The Butterfly Lion is one of my favourite story's . It is a very uplifting story about a young boy named Bertie. Bertie saw a white lion but when he went to tell his family nobody believed him but he kept believing in himself. And throughout the entire story I felt like I was there because the book was so informative about every little thing this book is impeccable I would recommend it to any animal lover!!

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  • Dylan
  • 11-29-16

fantastic book

This book has an amaxing story and doesnt take long to get into it. This is why i rated it a 5 star.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-16-19

amazing

love it could not stop listening read this for 6 years and never gets old I love that it's on adible mean I can listen to it everywhere.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-19

reveiw

amazing narrator for the old woman. it suited her character perfectly. didn't understand the ending

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  • sandi thandi
  • 07-03-19

Lovely book

Loved it so much I could not stop listening to every single word from each person.

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  • Mrs Sarah J Dines and Mr Andrew Dines
  • 06-22-19

The lion roared

I found it sad 😢 but it was excellent. I wonder what will happen next but it was amazing

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  • Hoppers
  • 06-22-19

Sweet and noustalgic

I listened to this repeatedly when I was a child, and love the gentle narration!

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  • marianne louise Bright
  • 05-19-19

lovely story

interesting and descriptive , the narrator kept you engaged in the story with unexpected twists and turns .

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  • Karen Treacy
  • 04-30-19

brilliant ! a real mind turner!

I really enjoyed this audio book. I read this book in school and was delighted to listen to it again on audible.It has a great plot twist and is a real cliffhanger.

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  • Elizabeth B
  • 12-26-18

superb story and performance

A superb story for all the family -I would recommend for children aged 7 and up

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  • Carlos Maline
  • 07-25-18

I loved it

I loved it I felt like I was there 😀The discripsion was so deep and amazing. I could understand what he was trying to say . you should read this!!