Tom's Sausage Lion

A lion is gobbling up sausages in the orchard! It’s strolling calmly through the trees with a string of sausages dangling from its mouth. Tom can hardly believe his eyes – and nobody believes his story. He knows the lion was real. But his parents don’t believe him. His friends don’t believe him. In fact, only one person does: the smartest girl in Tom’s class. Can Tom and Clare prove that his story is true – by catching the lion?

  • Michael Morpurgo is a former Children’s Laureate
  • His books include War Horse and Kensuke’s Kingdom
  • He has won the Smarties Gold and Red House awards
  • “One of today’s greatest storytellers” – The Bookseller

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  • JCK

    loved it

    The author is very imaginative to make a wild lion friendly, also to make the police not believe Tom’s story because they usually believe people’s stories. We liked it when Tom and Claire tried to take a photo of the lion using meat as bait. It was very exciting when Tom woke with the lion’s paws on him. We also liked when they brought the lion to the school because all the pupils and teachers were scared, especially the bully Barry Parsons. Five stars because the book was adventurous, imaginative, exciting.

    1 November 2017

  • This is a cool book I love it If u haven’t read it u should its a classic I live it I would recommend it 7-13 it’s wonderfully cool it’s a nice descriptive book My fav part is when his dad dose not believe him if u haven’t read it please start reading its a sad and wonderfull book

    8 March 2014

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    14 May 2013

  • it is like the boy who cryed wolf be cause he did see the loin

    1 May 2013

  • loved it

    Tom’s Sausage Lion was really good because it was exciting, adventurous and funny!

    16 July 2012

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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