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 novelThe Butterfly Lion – Writing Tasks