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The Lion King: A little Golden Book

4.45 of 5 stars 4.45  ·  rating details  ·  17,540 ratings  ·  66 reviews
The exciting tale of Simba, a young cub who earns his place in the Circle of Life, is retold in the classic Little Golden Book format. Boys and girls ages 2-5 will roar with excitement as they read this retelling of Disney's The Lion King, being released on Diamond Edition Blu Ray and DVD fall 2011.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 9th 2003 by Golden/Disney (first published January 1st 1994)
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It's the LION KING, people. It kicks ass, and that's it.

Note: I saw this at the cinema when it was out in 3-D last year.






I want to cry just thinking about it. (And yes - I did cry when Mufasa died. I also cried when Scar hit Sarabi, when adult Simba roared on Pride Rock, when the Pride Lands were restored, when Rafiki brought out Simba and Nala's daughter at the end, and at the start when the Circle of Life was playing.)

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This is a story about a young lion cub named Simba. It starts when Simba is born and all the animals come to Pride Rock to see the new prince. After this the book goes into the future when Simba is a bit older. One night Simba’s dad the lion king known as Mufasa takes him to a spot and sits Simba down and tells him that wherever the light touches will be his kingdom some day. Then Simba asks his dad about the dark place and Mufasa told him that he should never go there. So after that Simba goes ...more
Lucia Rial
Walt Disney's classic story of the The Lion King is set on the continent of Africa.
Prince Simba, son of King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi, is set to be the future Lion King of Pride Rock. However Simba has been stopped in his tracks when his evil uncle, Scar, sets up traps to kill Simba so that he can be crowned King of Pride Lands.

The Lion King is a great cultural book that can be enjoyed by from all ages. It shares the a particular good balance between fact and fiction. This easy read book focuse
Raven Tuck
Oct 19, 2009 Raven Tuck rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all the teenagers so they can read it to there siblings
Recommended to Raven by: Nobody
I LOVE THIS BOOK...this is one of my childhood books That I can carry on generations..If anyone has any younger siblings this is the book to read to them & show the movie. Even though it's a child book I do think that it's a book to remember thoughout your life. The movies brings the visual too.If i was an grade school teacher this would be one of the books I would read to the kids.
Peyton Shuckhart
The Lion King, by Justine Fontes and Don Williams, is the classic story of Simba, Mufasa, Scar, Timon and Pumba. Set in the african desert, this is the life of the lions on the pride and who has dominance. There is evil hyenas and Mufasa's brother who is a evil lion who wants to take over the land. I read these books in a series called The Golden Books, which are short and picture book versions of the movie that was released in 1999.

I love the way this book is written because it has humor but i
IT IS THE BEST BOOK EVER AND YOU NEED TO WATCH IT. IITT IISS AAMMAZZIINNGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Caitlin Labenz
The Lion King is about this pack of lions that live in the Pride Lands. The main character is Simba and his parents are Sirabi and Mufasa. Scar, who is Simba's uncle, wants to be the ruler of the pride lands; so he kills Mufasa and makes Simba afraid to come back home. Simba finds new friends named Timon and Pumba, and he lives most of his life with them. Later he runs into Nala, who is his childhood friend, and she tells him to come back. Simba hears a message from his father and returns home t ...more
ندى الحائك
i watched it as a movie and it was amazing ^_^
childhood memories ^_^
Cheyenne Vieira
The classic Disney tale of how lion cub Simba loses his father, king Mufasa but against all odds, rises to be the next king. Simba lives with Timon, a meerkat and Pumba, a warthog for most of his life until an old friend informs him of what is happening in him homeland. This classic tale is just as good in a children's book as it is as a motion picture. The illustrations in the book are almost exactly as they are in the movie and the characters, well at least most of them, are just as lovable. T ...more
Annchan Maulana
I Love Simba .. So Cute !!!!
Rachel Burke
This is a folklore book, as well as a picture book for children. There is no recommended age because there is nothing inappropriate really in the book. The book is about a young lion cub who is framed in the accidental death of his father (king of the lions). The young cub runs away and is raced by a warthog and his friend, meanwhile his uncle takes over the lions and nearly destroys the kingdom. When the lion cub grows up and comes back he fights with his uncle and take his place as the rightfu ...more
Holly M
This book is about the young prince of the jungle, Simba, a mischievous lion cub that will one day rule the pride lands. However, his uncle wants to rule, and as second in line to the throne he plots to have Simba believe he killed his father, the king, so that he runs away and the uncle can rule. Once Simba runs away, he encounters two unlikely friends who help him discover what it truly means to be king. Simba needs his friends to help him face the challenge that he also left behind years ago. ...more
A gift to our family from the Family Court Judge on the occasion of Linnéa's adoption. An heirloom for us, more than a read aloud book.
The movie is better
Julia G
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Mufasa dan Sarabi tengah mempersiapkan pergantian tampuk kepemimpinan Afrika pada si cilik SImba. Namun, makar dibuat oleh Scar dan komplotan Hyena. Kudeta berdarah itu mengakibatkan tewasnya Sang Raja dan memaksa Simba menemukan dirinya yang sejati.

Baca buku sama nonton filmnya waktu masih kecil sampe nangis bo.
Esther Fanny
I always LOVE Lion King Story... ( I & II ) it ridiculous if i tell you that i once hope there was a real Simba...heheheh......
What a HEARTWARMING tale of love.....!!!!!!!!!
i shoud give the story 10 stars... ( but there's only 5....T__T )
N i always LOVE & Wait for Walt Disney stories....
Nurjanni Astiyanti
it was first English story book that I borrowed from Ms. Ana, my English teacher.

better to late than never, I think....

this book brought me to get along with English story book in order to exercise my proficiency in English. It is not only fun but also useful.
Erica Mayberry
The Lion King teaches how to lead others. Mufasa was killed and Simba had to take on the animal kingdom. Under the leadership of his father, Simba learned how to lead and was then able to conduct the leadership of the kingdom.
Apr 18, 2008 Tinky added it
Recommends it for: young children
Recommended to Tinky by: My mother recommended this book to me when I was a youngster.
I really love this book because I already had an understanding of the Lion king from watching the movie. I also seen the play on broad way. It was so exciting. The book was especially fascinating when it was read to me by my mother when I was just a young girl.
Sophie (A Simple Book Blog From A Simple Reader! )

This story was always one my favourites as a little kid, and it's something I never grow tired of.
Even today I still have fond fond memories of this lovely book, and perhaps without it my childhood might, or wouldn't, have been the same- at all.
Resident Optimist
One of my favourite stories growing up, not much I can really say about it actually, I could never really accept the ending, something always told me Mufasa would come back. Harsh reality of life.
I love this book. The movie was the first one I ever saw in theaters and ever since then I have loved the story! I bought the book to read to the kids I babysit and they love it!!!
one of the dearest story for kids. An unforgetable story. Everyone loves it!
This book is about how simba thinks that he killed his father but then when Nala goes out and finds simba she encourages him to come back an take his place on the thrown
Rose Dawson
Tak tento příběh je rozhodně od Disneyho můj nejoblíbenější.Znám ho úplně nazpamět Simba,Nala,Timon,Pumba, Mufasa .... všichni hráli velikou roli v mém dětství.
Disney's the lion king an exciting tale of a young cub who earns his place in the circle of life, is retold in the classic little golden book forma...more
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The Lion King, an exciting tale of a young cub who earns his place in the Circle of Life, is retold in the classic Little Golden Book format.
Great example of a tradition literature. This book will always be one of my favorite Animal Tales. It has great life lessons in it as well.
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Justine Korman is the author of over 600 children's books, including mega-selling adaptations of Disney hits like THE LION KING, plus her original popular GRUMPY BUNNY series for Scholastic.

Justine has been writing all her life. She worked part-time in publishing while earning her B.A. in English Literature, Phi Beta Kappa from New York University. While an editorial assistant at Golden Books, she
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