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In Like A Lion
Children's large hardcover book 'In like a lion' by Julie Lawson. Book is in very good condition; other than a couple of small burgundy strips of paper ( 3/8" x 2") on first and last pages to cover a stamped mark.
~ Like many of Lawson's books, this one is based on fact. On March 3,1992, a cougar was seen near Victoria's Empress Hotel, but it vanished without a trace, and the extensive four-hour search was called off. Written in the first person from the child's point of view, the story is told with a blend of mystery and suspense as well as with an obvious respect for wild animals. Lawson's use of short sentences adds to the sense of mystery and anticipation and makes the telling more childlike, and, therefore, realistic.
Text is large and simple, appearing within a soft lemon yellow circle (perhaps symbolizing the beam from the conservation officer's flashlight) on the left-hand page whenever there is a full-page illustration on the right. Double-page spreads have the text printed beneath the illustrations. The author also includes two pages of notes about cougar sightings, captures and cougars in the wild.
Published in 1998