Deep in the burning African veld, a young boy rescues an orphaned white lion cub. But when the friends are torn apart and the lion is sold to a circus, how will their story end? This modern classic from Michael Morpurgo sweeps from a British boarding school to the African wilds, and from the First World War to the present day. It is a striking and heartwarming story of friendship against all the odds, which paints a vivid landscape in the mind.

We recommend this book for pupils aged 7 – 11.