Jill & Lion

Jill & Lion


Price: $17.95

  • Publication Date: March 7, 2017
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Trim Size: 10 78 x 11 14
  • ISBN: 9781849764377
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Color illustrations
  • Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean

Jill—heroine of the acclaimed Jill & Dragon—sets off on a new adventure and tries to help a new friend. She meets a very sad lion—a King of the Jungle robbed of his crown! Forced to drive a toy car around in endless circles, poor Lion is so unhappy that his tears have started to blur the words of the story. Jill gallantly intervenes only to land herself in the middle of a particularly dangerous page. But with Dog at her side, nothing is too difficult for Jill to conquer. Another charming story from rising illustration talent Lesley Barnes, Jill & Lion shows it’s what’s on the inside that counts.


"Jill and Lion by Lesley Barnes. Nothing is deceivingly simple in this book. The story begins with Jill reading a book but unable to finish for the tears weeping from the page. In the book a lion, drawn with love but not erasing ferocity, cries for having been taken from the jungle and made to drive a clown car. What’s an equally ferocious girl to do but dive into the book and help."
Mark Munger at KWIT

About the author

Lesley Barnes is an illustrator and animator based in Glasgow. She has collaborated with the V&A in London; the Scottish band Belle & Sebastian; and Glamour and Stylist magazines.