The Butterfly Lion

“€œAll my life I’ll think of you, I promise I will. I won’€™t ever forget you.”€

Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.



Michael Morpurgo reading from The Butterfly Lion

Teaching Resources

The Butterfly Lion Cover Sheet

The Butterfly Lion Classroom Resource

The Butterfly Lion Worksheet