The Butterfly Lion

Watch this interesting video clip of the author Michael Morpurgo speaking about the book and where the idea for The Butterfly Lion came from.

 

Click below to listen to the chapters

Chapter 1 – Chilblains and Semolina Pudding

 

Chapter 2 – Strange Meeting

 

Chapter 3 – Timbavati

 

Chapter 4 – Bertie and the Lion

 

Chapter 5 – Running Free

 

Chapter 6 – The Frenchman

 

Chapter 7 – Strawbridge

 

Chapter 8 – And All’s Well

 

Chapter 9 – A Lot of Old Codswallop

 

Chapter 10 – The White Prince

 

Chapter 11 – A Miracle, A Miracle!

 

Chapter 12 – The Butterfly Lion

 

Chapter 13 – And the Lion Shall Lie down with the Lamb

 

Chapter 14 – Adonis Blues

 

The last chapter in the book is called Adonis Blues. Adonis blue is a type of butterfly and is found on chalk downland in warm sheltered spots. Remember they carved the lion on the hillside out of chalk so that is why this type of butterfly was attracted to that spot. This is what the adonis blue looks like.

 

Click below for writing tasks based on the novel

The Butterfly Lion – Writing Tasks

 

 

 

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