A Lion In Paris

This book is short + sweet with oversized, expansive pages and sweeping illustrations. A bored lion arrives in Paris excepting to be feared and dodged by residents only to find, he is largely ignored. Instead, he peruses the streets, sights, and sounds of Paris, visiting beloved monuments, museums, and sights. The author/illustrator deftly weaves the lion into the fabric of Paris life, scenes of the Seine, Centre Pompidou, and Eiffel Tower, among others before finally the lion finally settles at the Place Denfort-Rochereau, where a bemused and content lion statue still resides today. 

I feel like this book could serve as a writing prompt for a fiction story; telling the imaginary backstory of how a real life monument or sculpture came to exist in its current location today.


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