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Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back

by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein
"You don't have to shoot me," says the young lion. "I will be your rug and I will lie in front of your fireplace and I won't move a muscle and you can sit on me and toast all the marshmallows you want. I love marshmallows." But the hunter will not listen to reason, so what is there for a young lion to do? After eating up the hunter, Lafcadio takes the gun home and practices and practices until he becomes the world's greatest sharp-shooter. Now dressed in starched collars and fancy suits, and enjoying all the marshmallows he wants, Lafcadio is pampered and admired wherever he goes. But is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all? Told and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all!
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
5.1
Lexile Measure
1010L
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages
112
Genre
Animal Stories, Classics

About the Author and Illustrator

Shel Silverstein The many books of Shelby Silverstein are perennial favorites with children, who find his poems, and the cartoonish drawings that accompany them, deliriously funny.
Shel Silverstein The many books of Shelby Silverstein are perennial favorites with children, who find his poems, and the cartoonish drawings that accompany them, deliriously funny.

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