NED AND ED AND THE LION by Jan B. Balet

NED AND ED AND THE LION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A gay, imaginative story told and pictured with distinctly European flavor. Ned and Ed are twins, dressed exactly alike in broad brimmed straw hats, knee britches, little red cape coats. They go for a walk with Grandpa in the park, leave him on a bench and take a ride on the back of the only lion in the merry-go-round. The lion, bored with his lot, jumps off the carrousel and takes the boys for a visit to his old forest home. Whimsical adventures of the friendly and beloved lion, in a fantasy that suggests the tales of the old world, when children lived in a world of their own, unmindful of adult preoccupations. Not for those who want the here and now quality in their picture books. Cloth bound, but so loosely stitched that it wont stand handling. Unique jacket, with back showing the back of the illustration-and lettering- of the front.

Publisher: Oxford