A Lion Among Men

A Lion Among Men

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Return to a darker Oz with Gregory Maguire. In A Lion Among Men, the third volume in Maguire's acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series The Wicked Years, a fuller, more complex Cowardly Lion is brought to life and gets to tell his remarkable tale. It is a story of oppression and fear in a world gone mad with war fever--of Munchkins, Wizards, and Wicked Witches--and especially of a gentle soul and determined survivor who is truly A Lion Among Men.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • maps
  • 0062098942
  • 9780062098948
  • 461,978

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So well-crafted that readers of all ages could enjoy witnessing Brrrr s transformation from an insecure kitten in the woods to a compassionate, engaged manimal. --Christian Science Monitor"show more

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In the third volume of Gregory Maguire's acclaimed series, the Wicked Years, we return to Oz, seen now through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion. While civil war looms in Oz, Brrr--the Cowardly Lion--surrenders the story of his life to a tetchy oracle named Yackle. Abandoned as a cub, Brrr's path from infancy in the Great Gillikan Forest is no Yellow Brick Road. Seeking to redress an early mistake, he trudges through a swamp of ghosts, becomes implicated in a massacre of trolls, falls in love with a forbidding Cat princess, and avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to serve as a lackey to the war-mongering Emperor of Oz. A portrait of a would-be survivor and a panoramic glimpse of a world gone shrill with war fever, Gregory Maguire's A Lion Among Men is written with the sympathy and power that have made his books contemporary classics.show more