Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back

Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back By Shel Silverstein, Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back Shel Silverstein s first children s book Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back a whimsical tale of self discovery and marshmallows is turning fifty with a return to the vintage full color cover Is a famou
  • Title: Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back
  • Author: Shel Silverstein
  • ISBN: 1135689814
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lafcadio the Lion Who Shot Back By Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein s first children s book, Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back a whimsical tale of self discovery and marshmallows is turning fifty with a return to the vintage full color cover.Is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion Or is he a lion at all Written and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein s modern fable speaks not only to children but toShel Silverstein s first children s book, Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back a whimsical tale of self discovery and marshmallows is turning fifty with a return to the vintage full color cover.Is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion Or is he a lion at all Written and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein s modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all First published in 1963, this book had rave reviews from the New York Times, Time magazine, and Publishers Weekly, as well as a starred review from Kirkus Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Lafcadio is being reissued with a full color cover featuring vintage art from Shel Silverstein discovered in the archives.Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back is the book that started Shel Silverstein s incomparable career as a bestselling children s book author and illustrator He is also the creator of picture books such as A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros , The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don t Bump the Glump , and Runny Babbit.And don t miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new bookk from Shel Silverstein
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      Shel Silverstein was the author artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy winning, Oscar nominated songwriter.

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    1. Hi ho, Lafcadio the Great, he shouted Stop crying and start smiling, because every cloud must have a silver lioning and I have just thought of a new wonderful thing to do And it s brand NEW What is it Lafcadio the Great sniffed, looking up with great big tears running down his nose Hunting, said the circus man Wondetful, said Lafcadio the Great I have never been on a hunting trip.








    2. Lafcadio is the story of a lion who begins life as an ordinary lion might, but when he encounters humans in the form of hunters his life begins to take a new direction Ultimately a man from the circus convinces Lafcadio to accompany him to human civilization, luring him with the promise of marshmallows.Readers of all ages enjoy Lafcadio s first impressions and behavior upon his arrival in the city, as well as his hilarious obsession with marshmallows The juxtaposition of lion and hunter behavior [...]






    3. 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 [...]


    4. can I possibly read a better children s story than this one the answer is defiposolutely not ,only if it d be by Shel Silverstein as well.I m not much of a baby lover,but I can t wait for the day that I ll be reading this story to my child _ like it s my only reason to have a child for now.LOL s a must to read story,even if you re 56




    5. We love Shel Silverstein s books and we ve read most of his collection His poems and illustrations are so uniquely humorous and absurd, we can t get enough of them Our youngest will read the ones we own over and over, just as I did when I was about her age For some reason I d never read this book before It s a very wry look at big game hunters and a lion who stands up for himself The story is a chapter book, which is a little different compared to Mr Silverstein s usual short story and poetry bo [...]


    6. I am a Silverstein fan and enjoy this book Yet, I am not certain I get it if there is anything to get.It seems to me like Uncle Shel is trying to supply a message about who we are The lion changes into almost a man In the end, he finds he fits into neither group An outcast Is that good What does it say that the lion turned his back on his heritage That he is no longer accepted into refined society It seems like there is supposed to be some message to this, but I ll be damned if I can figure it [...]



    7. This is one of those books that I read to my students EVERY year matter what the grade level is at the time I love this book I m currently reading it to my first graders and it is just so very delightful I love that it is an actual little children s story not just the popular poetry that Shel Silverstein is well known forUS, It was written the same year I was born which was 1963 Obviously, this is a story that stands the test of time My very favorite part is the part s about marshmallows I usual [...]


    8. Shel Silverstein gives us another clever allegory about life and society Themes include desires, roles, and relationships between peoples As always, I appreciate his absurdity, his silly wording, and his understated advocacy for simplicity and peace Written in chapters and with fewer illustrations than his usual style, this is not a picture book but remains a very quick read.



    9. Lovely story illustrating how with time, if you keep listening to others the forget who you really are.



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