A Lion to Guard Us

by Clyde Robert Bulla, Michele Chessare

On Sale: 10/23/2018

A Lion to Guard Us

by Clyde Robert Bulla

illustrated by Michele Chessare

On Sale: 10/23/2018

Format:

Library of Congress Children’s Books

Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

About the Book

The inspiring classic that The New Yorker called "an exciting tale [with] top-notch writing," about one girl facing harsh conditions and huge responsibility as she brings her family to the American colonies. 

Featuring a heroine with faith, courage, and a great deal of grit, this acclaimed historical fiction novel portrays the realities faced by three children hoping to find a new home in an unknown land.

Amanda Freebold doesn't know what to do. Her father left three years ago for the new colony of Jamestown in America, thousands of miles away. But now that her mother has died, Amanda is left to take care of her younger brother and sister all alone back in England.

As the new head of the family, Amanda finally decides to take her brother and sister to America to find Father. The ocean crossing is long and hard, and the children don't know whom to trust. But with her father's little brass lion's head to guard them, Amanda knows that somehow everything will work out.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“An exciting tale. Top-notch writing.” - The New Yorker

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064403337
  • ISBN 10: 0064403335
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 10/23/2018
  • Pages: 128
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty

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