A Lion in the Meadow

 The little boy said,
"Mother, there is a lion in the meadow."
The mother said,
"Nonsense, little boy".

I spent a fruitless hour last week hunting for my copy of this wonderful Margaret Mahy story. Walking past the Village Bookshop at Matakana on Saturday though I spied it in the display of Margaret Mahy titles in the window so I raced in and bought another copy. Bookseller Tracey said there had been a steady demand for all the Mahy titles since Margaret's death and that mine was the 6th copy she had sold of A Lion in the Meadow over the weekend.
Bravo, it is a truly delightfull picture book that should be in every home.