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Andy and the Lion

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Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty

In this retelling of Androcles and the Lion, Andy meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw.

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✒️ Author & illustrator

Author: James Daugherty

Website for James Daugherty

Other books by James Daugherty

The author is also the illustrator.

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📂 Units, Activities, and Resources for Andy and the Lion

Paper City Circus
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Circus Big Top Paper Model

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Why are we featuring this book?

Andy and the Lion is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for Andy and the Lion. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.

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