Lion and the Unicorn


As Lenny’s father goes off to fight in WW2, he gives his son a brass badge with a lion and a unicorn on it. Lenny keeps it with him when the bombs are dropped on his street and when he has to be evacuated to a big house in the country.

ISBN: 9780099256083 Author: Hughes, Shirley Publisher: Red Fox Publication Date: 7th September 2000 Imprint: Red Fox Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:21) Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subject:

This special edition includes stories from real-life evacuees, uncovered from the Imperial War Museums.

When Lenny’s father goes to fight in the Second World War he gives his son a brass badge with two animals engraved on it: a lion for bravery and a unicorn for courage.

Then, Lenny himself must go away, evacuated from his home and family to escape the bombing. Staying in a strange new place, Lenny gathers all his lion bravery, all his unicorn courage, and discovers that magic can happen, even in the most desperate of times.

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