Big Kids-Juvenile Fiction
Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African wild. 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.
Multi-award-winning author Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children and has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Writers Guild Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, from 2003 to 2005 he was the Children's Laureate and in 2005 he was named the Booksellers Association Author of the Year. Michael Morpurgo divides his time between his writing and running Farms for City Children. Michael Morpurgo has won the Whitbread Children's Book Award and the Smarties Book Prize.
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