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Leo And The Lesser Lion Book Review

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Leo And The Lesser Lion Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Aug 04, 2009
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

This book is a really wonderful story about a family that lives through the Great Depression.

Author: Sandra Forrester
Age: Teens


The Story

This book is a really wonderful story about a family that lives through the Great Depression. The main character is a girl named Mary Bayliss Pettigrew, who, despite all the money problems her family and everyone else around her are experiencing, is happy as long as she can pull pranks on people with her older brother, Leo.


One day Bayliss and Leo are involved in a terrible accident. When she wakes up, Bayliss is forced to face the prospect of life without Leo. To add salt to the wound, her parents tell her that they’re going to be fostering two little homeless girls – something that makes Bayliss incredibly upset, as it seems like her mom and dad are trying to replace Leo.


Evenutally, Bayliss discovers that opening her heart to the two little girls doesn’t necessarily mean she is replacing her older brother in any way. Rather, it just might be the key to rebuilding her grieving family.


The Author

Sandra Forrester says she loves to read everything from mystery to poetry to history books. She also likes to restore old dollhouses, go beachcombing, collect old children’s books and learn about Santa Claus. Besides Leo And The Lesser Lion, she’s written Sound The Jubilee, My Home Is Over Jordan and the books in the Beatrice Bailey series.


Leo And The Lesser Lion Rating: 4


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