The Snow Lion
Written by Jim Helmore
Illustrated by Richard Jones
Moving is hard, especially when you’re quiet like Caro. She wishes for a friend, but is too shy to go out and meet the neighborhood kids. That is, until she meets the Snow Lion. The Snow Lion perfectly blends into the strange white walls of Caro’s new house and leaps into her life when she needs him the most. Together, they have all kinds of fun racing, climbing, and playing hide-and-seek. But when the boy next door asks Caro to come play, Caro isn’t so sure. Then, the Snow Lion has an idea! Making new friends isn’t always easy, but it is always worth it in the end.
This powerful but gentle story about making new friends is gorgeously illustrated to celebrate the magic and imagination that fills every page and will appeal to any shy or lonely young reader. The uplifting illustrations celebrate the magic of confidence and companionship, and encourage imagination each step of the way.
“A well-crafted tale about healthy adaptation to new environs merges with superb artwork.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“Beautifully designed and executed, this book provides a gentle exploration of a challenging situation many children face.” —Booklist
“Unfussy prose by Helmore (Letterbox Lil) makes for lovely, measured storytelling, and it’s a fine match for Jones’s generously scaled art… Visually and emotionally, there’s expansiveness, poignancy, and hope in these pages, the Snow Lion’s benevolent presence presiding over it all.”
Check out some of illustrator Richard Jones’s sketches and see Caro and The Snow Lion come to life on his website!