The Happy Lion Roars
Publication Date: October 10, 2006
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"Louise Fatio's timeless tale about friendship still sparkles and Roger Duvoisin's elegant illustrations are as engaging as ever," gushed School Library Journal upon the release of our 50th anniversary edition of The Happy Lion. The Horn Book Magazine hoped several more would make it back into print. Alfred A. Knopf is now thrilled to re-issue another long-lost Fatio/Duvoisin classic. Originally published in 1957, The Happy Lion Roars offers the same "superb melding of text and illustrations" that made its predecessor so beloved (Horn Book), this time telling of how our hero's loneliness is cured when he spots a beautiful lioness at the local circus.
Louise Fatio was the author of 10 books about the Happy Lion, all illustrated by her artist husband. She was born in 1904 in Switzerland and died in 1993 in New Jersey.