In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb Cover

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

By Marion Dane Bauer; Emily Arnold McCully (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823422388, 1pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2011

March comes in with a roar.
He rattles your windows
and scratches at your door.
In this exuberant, rhythmic story, March, personified as a lion, enters a boy's cozy home and leaves a trail of snow flurries and muddy footprints. The boy calmly observes the pouncing, howling, growling lion until in comes the lamb on the crest of a huge sneeze.
Escorted by grass, flowers, sunshine, showers, and animal babies, the lamb brings forth spring.

About the Author
Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book "On My Honor" and the "New York Times" bestseller "My Mother Is Mine". Her other titles include "A Mama for Owen", " If You Were Born a Kitten", " Grandmother s Song", and"Thank You for Me!" She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at

Emily Arnold McCully received the CaldecottMedal for Mirette on the High Wire. The illustrator of more than 40 books for young readers, she has a lifelong interest in history and feminist issues. She divides her time between Chatham, New York, and New York City.