THE HAPPY LION'S VACATION by Louise Fatio

THE HAPPY LION'S VACATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Impossible... You understand there is no rule that says you can't. But, on the other hand, there is no rule that says you can."" Francois and the Happy Lion are confronted with bureaucracy at the railroad station, the bus terminal, and even on the road. Fleeing a policeman who would put them in jail, they escape in the basket of a balloon with the policeman, survive a storm and make various descents, first to a ship, then to ""the land of the Eskimos."" At last they return home heroes, and a new rule is made saying that the Happy Lion may go wherever he pleases. The single incongruity of the series--a gentle, lovable lion--is pretty much played out by this time, and two-thirds of the latest adventure is as aimless as the drifting balloon. We found little distinction and some confusion in the drawings--maybe it's time for a vacation.

Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 1967
Publisher: McGraw-Hill