The Lion and the Unicorn

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The Lion and the Unicorn

The Lion and the Unicorn

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The Lion and the Unicorn tells the story of Lenny Levi, a young boy who is evacuated during the second world war. Lenny is frightened of so many things - of the falling bombs, of being parted from his mother, of the shadows in the night. He is an outsider because he is the only boy in his foster home in the country, because he is Jewish and doesnot eat bacon or attend morning prayers at school, and because he is from London. Furthermore, Lenny wets the bed and one of his fellow evacuees tells everybody at school. Poor Lenny can only find comfort in the badge that his father gave him of a lion and a unicorn, and from being in the secret garden of his new home. It is in this garden that Lenny meets someone who shows him that unicorns are as courageous as lions, and that Lenny is full of courage too. The courage to deal with every challenge that comes his way, even though it is sometimes the hardest and most painful thing to do. The main character name's Lenny, he lives with her mum because his father has gone at war. Lenny is an insecure child but his father’s badge, with lion and unicorn, cheers him up. One day the mother thinks it’s better for Lenny to go to the country to escape the bombing. In country side Lenny lives with 2 girls and the owners in a very big house. This picture book has just been read in Year 6 English, while year 6 may act as if they are above picture books they did in fact enjoy the story for the most part. The only downfall they could find was that the ending was a bit disappointing. In English lessons the children used features of the story to write their own dream sequences and to rewrite the ending. The children proved that they could empathise with the situation in which Lenny was placed and expressed their opinions on how they would feel if placed in such a scenario. She also collaborated with her daughter, Clara Vulliamy, on the Dixie O'Day series; which saw Shirley with an illustrator for the first time with Shirley writing the text and Clara creating the illustrations.

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Armistice Day: A Collection of Remembrance - Spark Interest and Educate Children about Historical Moments Lenny is a young boy living alone with his mother in London, his father having gone off to fight. One day to protect him from the bombing, Lenny's mother sends him to the countryside, to a big house with other children. Shirley Hughes is an author and illustrator for children's books. Her famous books are "Dogger" and "Ella's Big Chance". With all the books she has written, she won the Kate Greenaway Medals for British children's book illustration.This book is set during the second world war and our main character, Lenny, is sent by his mother to a house in the country for safety. Lenny treasures a brass badge, depicting a lion and a unicorn, given to him by his father who is away fighting in the war. It's a story about separation and loneliness, but also bravery and courage. References to the badge and the lion and unicorn are sprinkled throughout the story. Shirley Hughes was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, in 1927, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She started her career as a freelance illustrator in London, illustrating other writers' work, including Noel Streatfeild, Alison Uttley, Ian Seraillier and notably Dorothy Edwards's My Naughty Little Sister series.

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Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book - Lucy and Tom's Day - was published in 1960, and she followed it with, among others, Dogger, and the Alfie series. Her books include the wordless picture book Up and Up, collection of rhymes and poems Out and About, and for the very young The Nursery Collection. When Lenny's father goes to fight in the Second World War, he gives his son a brass badge with two animals engraved on it: a lion for bravery and a unicorn for courage. LoveReading4Kids exists because books change lives, and buying books through LoveReading4Kids means you get to change the lives of future generations, with 25% of the cover price donated to schools in need. Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives.I find this book rather good because it explains the pain of children who leave their parents. Even though this book is for children between 5 and 7 years old, but it's also interesting even for older children. This book is not full of action but it makes you want to help children who have lived through the war and nowadays find it difficult to live without their parents.

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