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Hilary and the Lions Paperback – September, 1996

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The lions that guard the New York Public Library come to life in a "gentle fantasy [that] unfolds with quiet, insistent power," said PW. Ages 5-8.
- unfolds with quiet, insistent power," said PW. Ages 5-8.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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PreSchool-Grade 1-- In this picture book fantasy, Hilary visits New York City for the first time with her parents. She becomes separated from them, and settles down at the feet of one of the stone lions in front of the New York Public Library, waiting to be found. Hilary dozes and then awakens to find that the lions have come to life. She is given a magical ride through the deserted nighttime streets of Manhattan as the lions return her to her parents. Brief text on the left-hand pages faces full-page illustrations on the right. The representational illustrations, done in muted colors and occasionally of striking design, convey a magic that the text does not. The language is stiff and awkward. More damaging is the lack of clarity or urgency in the story line. Hilary exhibits insufficient anxiety about being lost to sustain readers' concern about her. On the other hand, the text is too plodding for the book to work simply as an evocation of the magic of a sleeping city. --Cynthia Bishop, Onondaga County Public Library, Syracuse, NY
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (J) (September 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374430659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374430658
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,991,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda on May 24, 2009
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A young girl goes for a wild ride when the lion statues in front of a New York library come to life. What's most fun about this book is where it can take a child's imagination.
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