How to Scare a Lion by Dorothy Stephenson - John E. Johnson - First Edition Children's Books - Weekly Reader Children's Book Club, 1965

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First edition of How to Scare a Lion by Dorothy Stephenson, illustrated by John E. Johnson for Weekly Reader Children's Book Club.

Written by Dorothy Stephenson. Illustrated by John E. Johnson. 1965 Weekly Reader Book Club Edition. Follett Publishing Company.

"In all the world, Leonard was the fiercest of all lions and Fearless Frederick was the bravest of all lion tamers. They were the greatest act in the greatest show on earth."

Leonard loves the circus, and of all the things he likes best, he loves cotton candy. One day, his favorite treat gives him terrible hiccups. Nothing Fearless Frederick does to scare the hiccups out of Leonard works. He walks the high wire, lays under Eloise the elephant's foot, shoots out of a canon. Nothing works, until he sees his reflection in Cookie the Clown's mirror and scares himself.

The illustrations tell this fun, humorous story in bold 1960s-era colors and graphics. Dorothy Stephenson and John E. Johnson also teamed up on The Night It Rained Toys, and Johnson illustrated many other children's books.

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Condition*: Very Good. Lacks dust jacket, as issued. Illustrated cover boards: Light soiling; corners are bumped. Inside: A few small finger prints and a very small closed tear on page 11 else pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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