Willoughby & the Lion

Willoughby & the Lion

By Greg Foley

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061547508, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 2009


This is the story of Willoughby, whose new house feels too small and very lonely.

It's also the story of an enchanted lion and spectacular wishes come true: of roller coasters, and fast, fast shoes, and enormous crowds of people.

But most of all, it's the story of one important question: What is the most wonderful thing of all?

Award-winning author-illustrator Greg Foley grew up in Austin, Texas, and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. He now designs and creative-directs Visionaire, V Magazine, and VMAN and lives in Greenwich Village, New York. Willoughby & the Lion is the first book in the Willoughby series.

About the Author
Greg Foley is a Lecturer at Dublin City University, with over 25 years' experience of teaching all aspects of chemical and bioprocess engineering. He is a dedicated educator who has been nominated for the DCU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching on numerous occasions.

Praise For Willoughby & the Lion

“Foley scores points for unique visual presentation in this sumptuously produced, two-color book...Brassy layers and a sprinkling of stars imply fantastic wealth, leavened with grayscale pixels; the elegant combination of the two basic colors boosts the visual impact exponentially.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Sure to capture children’s fancy.”
-ALA Booklist

“The images in this book stick in the mind’s eye, and may encourage kids to try out different ideas in their pictures.”