A Lion to Guard Us (Paperback)

A Lion to Guard Us By Clyde Robert Bulla, Michele Chessare (Illustrator) Cover Image

A Lion to Guard Us (Paperback)


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The inspiring classic that The New Yorker called "an exciting tale [with] top-notch writing," about one girl facing harsh conditions and huge responsibility as she brings her family to the American colonies. 

Featuring a heroine with faith, courage, and a great deal of grit, this acclaimed historical fiction novel portrays the realities faced by three children hoping to find a new home in an unknown land.

Amanda Freebold doesn't know what to do. Her father left three years ago for the new colony of Jamestown in America, thousands of miles away. But now that her mother has died, Amanda is left to take care of her younger brother and sister all alone back in England.

As the new head of the family, Amanda finally decides to take her brother and sister to America to find Father. The ocean crossing is long and hard, and the children don't know whom to trust. But with her father's little brass lion's head to guard them, Amanda knows that somehow everything will work out.

Clyde Robert Bulla is the author of over fifty books for children, including The Secret Valley and The Story of Valentine’s Day. He has been writing since 1946, when he published his first book, The Donkey Cart. Mr. Bulla was the first recipient of the Southern California Council on Children’s Literature award for distinguished contribution to the field. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Product Details ISBN: 9780064403337
ISBN-10: 0064403335
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2018
Pages: 128
Language: English

“An exciting tale. Top-notch writing.” — The New Yorker