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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

How to Hide a Lion

Helen Stephens’s award-winning How to Hide a Lion illustrated children’s picture books are charming stories of a young girl named Iris whose friendship with a large lion causes an uproar wherever he goes. But there are only so many places Iris can hide a lion…

“As a book with a strong and gentle animal hero and fetching illustrations, this can stand proudly on a shelf with such classics as Crictor, The Story of Ferdinand and, of course, Andy and the Lion.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review on How to Hide a Lion)

  • How to Hide a Lion at Christmas
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    • How to Hide a Lion at Christmas

    • How to Hide a Lion (Volume 2)
      Helen Stephens
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • A charming holiday picture book about a girl, her pet lion, and a Christmas adventure.

      Iris and her lion go everywhere together. But when Christmas comes and the family is...

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  • How to Hide a Lion
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    • How to Hide a Lion

    • How to Hide a Lion (Volume 1)
      Written and illustrated by Helen Stephens
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • How does a very small girl hide a very large lion? It's not easy, but Iris has to do her best, because moms and dads can be funny about having a lion in the house. Luckily, there are lots of good...

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Helen Stephens

Helen Stephens likes to draw in a sketchbook every day, and often these sketchbook drawings lead to new picture book ideas. Helen studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art and has worked as a freelance illustrator and as an editorial illustrator. She lives in London.

Stephens has illustrated the How to Hide a Lion books, as well as Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger and The Smalls, among others.