A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert BullaIts a short book - only 115 pages - but it packs a lot of adventure! Im still shocked by how much the author was able to squeeze into those pages; so your kids wont be bored. More like on the edge of their seats!
The story is based on the true account of the Sea Adventure which sailed from England to Jamestown in the New World. You might recognize another book about the same ship, The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
Its a great story, written well with the younger crowd in mind and would make for a wonderful family read-aloud.
Ages: 6 - 10
Reading Level: 3rd - 6th
Cleanliness: Children are called brats a couple of times, a little pig and Crosspatch. A boy lies about a brass item being gold. Thank heaven is said. Some superstitious people think there are devils causing the storm and other mishaps - later this is not attributed to devils. A girl wears only her petticoat while playing. The title comes from the door knocker, fashioned in a lions head, that the father gives the children before departing, saying that it will protect them.
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The Lion Guard Characters REAL LIFE
Amanda Freebold doesn't know what to do. Her father left three years ago for the new colony of Jamestown, in America, thousands of miles away. All Amanda has to remember him by is a little brass lion's head he gave his family to guard them while he is gone. Now her mother has just died, leaving Amanda to take care of her younger brother and sister. As head of the family, Amanda finally decides to take her brother and sister to America to find Father.
Her mother is very sick and dies trying to recover from her illness. Amanda must decide what to do and finally decided to make the voyage to America. She can only hope that her family will be once again reunited. The Author. He was the youngest of four children.
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