Leonard and Marianne

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Homage to Ed Vere's How to Be a Lion

Leonard and Marianne

New 2019

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For Families

How to be a Lion, a book written and illustrated by Ed Vere.

A story about the importance of being true to yourself, mindfulness, and standing by your friends.

Meet Leonard, a lion, and his best friend Marianne, a . . . duck. Leonard and Marianne have a happy life together—talking, playing, writing poems, and making wishes—until one day a pack of bullies questions whether it's right for a lion and a duck to be pals. Leonard soon learns there are many ways to be a lion, and many ways to be a friend, and that sometimes finding just the right words can change the world…

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