Jim's Lion

Title

Jim's Lion

Authors

Russel Hoban

Illustrator

Alexis Deacon

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780763665173

Pages

78 pages

Genre

animal fantasy

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Asleep in his hospital bed, Jim dreams of a great lion with white teeth and amber eyes. This lion is Jim’s finder. According to Nurse Bami, everyone has a finder, a creature who comes looking for us when we are lost. But when the time comes for Jim’s operation, will his lion be able to find him and bring him safely home?

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

490L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Illness; child with an illness; surgery

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Graphic Novel
Kate Greenaway Medal, 2015, Short List
100 Magnificent Children's Books, 2014 Stories for Younger Readers

Keywords

lion; stone; animals; place; sea; moon; hospital; bed; anesthesia; Christmas; procedure

Diversity Impact

indirect

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