'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo
Actress Natalie Cassidy reads extracts from 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo, as part of the 'Bringing Books to Life' series. She explains why it’s her favourite children’s book, how it captured her imagination and why she loves to read.
Set in Africa, this is the story of a boy called Bertie who rescues a white lion cub from a pack of hyenas. They are forced, however, to part when Bertie goes to boarding school.