THE LIONHEARTED ONE by Lisi Well

THE LIONHEARTED ONE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A little Austrian boy, Franzl, is fascinated by the cowboy boots worn by the Texan tourist who comes to visit his Grandfather's inn in Austria. As Franzl has the early morning job of polishing shoes at the inn, he has the chance to become well acquainted with the boots and finally gives way to the temptation to wear them to school. Franzal's classmates are no less intrigued with the boots and the first stage of the adventure ends in tragedy when the eager children cause one to be ruined and the other lost completely. But in the end Franzl, inspired by the tales he has heard of Richard the Lionhearted whose portrait hangs in the inn, resists the temptation to run away, admits his guilt and is rewarded by forgiveness and a whole boxful of cowboy boots for himself and his friends.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1962
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin