The Butterfly Lion

By Michael Morpurgo, illus. Christian Birmingham

When 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.

This book guide is for 8 weeks.

family • grief • WW1 • adventure • boarding school • nature

128 pages

RA – 7-8

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Book Club Guide

An 8 week guide with questions and activities for you to print out for your book club leaders. You can also share a copy via your school’s homework platform, so they can always find it.

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Book Club Poster

Add when and where your book club will meet and the dates for each week (this can be done in your PDF reader or written in by hand). Prints out in A3 or A4.