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Suitable for 6 - 9 years

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Product description

A lion is gobbling up sausages in the orchard! It’s strolling calmly through the trees with a string of sausages dangling from its mouth. Tom can hardly believe his eyes – and nobody believes his story. He knows the lion was real. But his parents don’t believe him. His friends don’t believe him. In fact, only one person does: the smartest girl in Tom’s class. Can Tom and Clare prove that his story is true – by catching the lion?

  • Michael Morpurgo is a former Children’s Laureate
  • His books include War Horse and Kensuke’s Kingdom
  • He has won the Smarties Gold and Red House awards
  • “One of today’s greatest storytellers” – The Bookseller

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Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

Date published

August 5th, 1999

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.0; Middle years; 2.0 points

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  • 96 pages


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Michael Morpurgo

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  1. Avatar alien 761705

    on 1 November 2017

    The author is very imaginative to make a wild lion friendly, also to make the police not believe Tom’s story because they usually believe people’s stories. We liked it when Tom and Claire tried to take a photo of the lion using meat as bait. It was very exciting when Tom woke with the lion’s paws on him. We also liked when they brought the lion to the school because all the pupils and teachers were scared, especially the bully Barry Parsons. Five stars because the book was adventurous, imaginative, exciting.

    5out of 5
  2. Fairy thumb 11

    on 8 March 2014

    This is a cool book I love it If u haven’t read it u should its a classic I live it I would recommend it 7-13 it’s wonderfully cool it’s a nice descriptive book My fav part is when his dad dose not believe him if u haven’t read it please start reading its a sad and wonderfull book

  3. Bellasara 113282

    on 14 May 2013


    5out of 5
  4. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 1 May 2013

    it is like the boy who cryed wolf be cause he did see the loin

  5. Bellasara 113282

    on 16 July 2012

    Tom’s Sausage Lion was really good because it was exciting, adventurous and funny!

    5out of 5
  6. Default avatar

    on 7 March 2012

    an amazing story.I really liked it.Really FUNNY to!!!!

  7. Avatar lion 761782

    on 4 March 2012

    The title of this book was the thing that caught my attention. The sausage lion. I find the word ‘sausage’ really funny (weird, i know) and i love lions (hence the avatar!) * * * * *!