The Snow Lion
A beautiful, reassuring story with a gentle touch of magic
After moving to a new home, Caro wishes she had a friend, but she’s too shy to meet the neighborhood kids. With a little imagination, however, Caro finds the Snow Lion. Together, they have all kinds of fun racing, climbing, and playing hide-and-seek. But when the boy next door asks Caro to come play, Caro isn’t so sure. Then, the Snow Lion has an idea! Making new friends isn’t always easy, but it is always worth it in the end.
This powerful but gentle story about making new friends is gorgeously illustrated to celebrate the magic and imagination that fills every page and will appeal to any shy or lonely young reader.
Publication Date: 10/1/2018
Page Count: 32
Size: 11″ x 9-5/8″
Age Range: 4 – 8
F&P: L, Gr 2, Genre RF
Themes: Shyness, Confidence, Friendship, Imagination, Play
BISAC 1: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
BISAC 2: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
BISAC 3: JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
“A well-crafted tale about healthy adaptation to new environs merges with superb artwork.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“Beautifully designed and executed, this book provides a gentle exploration of a challenging situation many children face.” ―Booklist
“Unfussy prose by Helmore (Letterbox Lil) makes for lovely, measured storytelling, and it’s a fine match for Jones’s generously scaled art… Visually and emotionally, there’s expansiveness, poignancy, and hope in these pages, the Snow Lion’s benevolent presence presiding over it all.” ―Publishers Weekly
“The beautiful illustrations add even more sentiment to a wonderful and touching story…. A great comfort to children facing big changes in life, this story is an excellent addition to any library.” ―School Library Journal
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2019
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Meet the Author
Jim Helmore has written several picture books. He works in the licensing industry and loves to grow vegetables in his spare time. He lives in England.
Meet the Illustrator
Richard Jones has more than 20 years of experience in the creative arts with a PhD in graphic communication. In his spare time, Richard enjoys bobbing about in the sea, feeding the cat, and licorice. He lives in England.