Enchanted Lions

Enchanted Lions

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One evening, Rose looks out her window to see enchanted lions climb out of the sea. After she scratches one behind his ears, she climb onto his back for a breathtaking tour of the cosmos. They race with Monoceros the unicorn, jump-rope crescent moons, and are rescued from a black hole by Cetus, the whale. Once back home, they rub noses goodbye and the lions return to the sea, leaving Rose to dream about her interstellar flight. Luminous illustrations perfectly complement melodic text in this out-of-this-world adventure sure to entrance readers as it introduces them to celestial bodies.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 254 x 261.62 x 10.16mm | 408.23g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1
  • 0525479384
  • 9780525479383

Review Text

When the "sea is a maze of swirls" and the "night is ablaze with pearls," Rose opens her shutters and discovers enchanted lions rising from the ocean to cavort on the sand. As one of the enchanted lions bounds into her room, Rose fearlessly climbs on his back and they "swoop through outer space," past constellations Pegasus and Pisces. Racing with the unicorn Monoceros, they "jump-rope crescent moons, hopscotch asteroids" and are rescued from a black hole by the stellar whale Cetus. Safely back home, Rose and her enchanted lion rub noses before she tucks in for the night with her kitty. Greenberg's cadenced, rhyming text relies on images of "cosmic suction cups," "giant rafters holding everything in place" and "interstellar voids" to convey galactic timelessness and enormity. Using simple forms washed with the perfect palette of grainy midnight blues, sea greens and tawny yellows, Swarner's luminous illustrations highlight Rose's freeform romp with her very cuddly lion across a glorious star-studded cosmos of double-page spreads. An enchanting bedtime caper. (Picture book. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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58 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 28% (16)
4 40% (23)
3 29% (17)
2 3% (2)
1 0% (0)
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