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Jim's Lion

A young boy who is afraid of the operation that can help him get well learns to overcome his fear with the help of a caring nurse.

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Candlewick; First American edition (October 15, 2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0763611751

ISBN-13: 978-0763611750

Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.4 x 11.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #5,595,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #67 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Visit the Doctor #2025 in Books > Children's Books > Animals > Lions, Tigers & Leopards #2312 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Illness

Age Range: 6 - 10 years

Grade Level: 1 - 5

I don't get this. Too many wordless graphic dream sequences. A child is sick in the hospital and overcomes his fear through an African dream "finder", an idea given to him by an African nurse. His finder turns out to be a lion, but whether it actually helps him or just gives him the strength to carry on is debatable. He's kind of scary and I don't get the ending or the point of the story really. Seems like it would be pretty terrifying for kids who would actually need the comfort of a book when in the hospital. Not impressed.

A really beautiful book! Excellent story with magnificent illustrations. The story has a great and lovely message which can be easily interpreted and enjoyed by children and adults. After hearing the story, my first and second graders were scouring the schoolyard for the perfect stone.

Lovely book and great illustrations

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