A Lion Called Christian (softback)

A LION CALLED CHRISTIAN

(Softback Edition)

In 2008, a particular YouTube clip became an internet phenomenon.The clip showed the emotional reunion of two young men and their pet lion, Christian, after they had left him in Africa to be introduced into his rightful home in the wild. The clip can be found on YouTube.Anthony ‘Ace’ Bourke and John Rendall visited London from Australia in 1969 and purchased a boisterous lion cub in Harrods, Knightsbridge (back then it was possible to buy ANYTHING from Harrods)!

Christian soon grew from cuddly cub to King of the Kings Road in a shop called Sophisticat. The only way to avoid him being incarcerated in a zoo was to place him under the expert care of George Adamson in Kenya.

Ace and John did not return to see their lion for a year, however making the decision to visit Christian soon turned into an emotional reunion.

A Lion Called Christian tells their story in words and stunning photographs. It’s a unique and extraordinary tale of its time that resonates again today with a worldwide audience, thanks to the internet age, and is destined to become one of the great idics of animal literature.

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CHRISTIAN THE LION: MY STORY OF HOW I LEARNED TO BE WILD

CHRISTIAN THE LION:
MY STORY OF HOW I LEARNED
TO BE WILD

Follow the heart warming and true story of Christian the lion cub bought from Harrods, raised in a Chelsea flat and finally returned to live wild and free on the African plains.Christian’s story is told in a scrapbook style,
using original photographs of him as a cub.These images are beautiful, funny and very moving.

The simple and accessible text, told in Christian’s voice,
deals with themes familiar to little ones – love, friendship, play and exploration.

“Everything felt like it was getting smaller.
But maybe I was getting bigger?”

Christian the lion was a tiny bundle of fur when he went to live with John and Ace,
but it wasn’t long before he grew too big and they decided that London was no place for a lion.

The three friends set out on a journey to take Christian back to the wild.

Follow their incredible trip to Africa in this photo album,
which tells the true story through previously unseen photographs.

Buy ‘Christian the Lion – My Scrapbook’

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Christian The Lion (Children’s Book)

For sale: lion cubs, in Harrods department store!Imagine the surprise on shoppers’ faces when they see a pair of beautiful little lion cubs for sale in London!

“Do you hear that, little fellow?”

Ace asked the lion cub excitedly.

“You’re coming with us!”

It’s almost Christmas and as two friends search for gifts in London, they come across the most unbelievable sight – a lion for sale in the famous store, Harrods!

Unable to bear the thought of leaving the little cub in such a tiny cage,
Ace and John take him home and name him Christian.

It’s not long before the cheeky lion is getting into all sorts of mischief
and sticky situations! Whatever will they do when Christian changes from a cute and cuddly little cub into a powerful and noble beast?

A year of fun and mischief later, Christian has grown up and Ace and John must find him a new home back in his native Africa.

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