Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse and Was Eaten by a Lion

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Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse and Was Eaten by a Lion

By Hilaire Belloc; Mini Grey (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375859700, 26pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 2010

Description
A treat for fans of ghastly gore and egregious endings.
Contains a Dangerous Beast and a Miserable End, states a warning on the cover. But if you are strong of heart and like your humor a little on the dark side, jump right into the brilliant collaboration of the Edwardian humorist Hilaire Belloc, dead for the past 57 years, and the very much alive Mini Grey. Grey's sly illustrations, clever type designs, amazing lift-the-flaps, and a roaring lion pop-up, not to mention her zoo map with hilarious Rules and Byelaws, make this edition of the classic cautionary tale a collectible to savor. Decidedly not a lift-the-flap for babies, it will lift the spirits of anyone with a well-developed sense of humor.


About the Author
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) was one of the great Catholic authors and historians of the twentieth century. Born in France, but raised in Great Britain, he later became a naturalised British subject and served in Parliament from 1906 to 1910. After his brief political career Belloc continued his writing, commenting on a large variety of topics throughout his lifetime.

Lyn Gardner is a theater critic for "The Guardian "and goes to the theater five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. Prior to joining "The Guardian, "she was a tea lady, a waitress, sold (or failed to sell) advertising space for a magazine called "Sludge, "wrote for "The Independent, "and helped found the London listings magazine, "City Limits, "the largest publishing co-op in Europe.
Mini Grey's last picture book, "Traction Man Is Here!," won the 2005 "Boston Globe-Horn Book "Award and received five starred reviews.


Praise For Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse and Was Eaten by a Lion

"Uproariously funny . . . children will laugh their heads off--especially if the book is read aloud with an English accent." –Kirkus, starred