Chloe and the Lion

Posted on May 14, 2014

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by Mac Barnett
Hyperion 2012
Elementary Grade
Mac, the author, fires Adam, the illustrator, over their artistic differences about Chloe, the main character of their book, until Mac realizes both of their talents are needed and they must work together or their story about Chloe will never be finished.

Book Trailers : Mac Barnett booktalks Chloe and the LionMac Barnett reads Chloe and the Lion.  

Discussion Questions/Guides
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Booktalks
From PA Young Readers’ Choice Award.

Author Information
Mac Barnett’s webpage. Roger Sutton interviews Mac Barnett.

Related Activities & Curriculum Connections
Six Traits Sunday: Voice in Interrupting Chicken and Chloe and the Lion. Baby Names: Chloe (includes a list of literary characters named Chloe).

Reading Levels
Lexile
: 460. Accelerated Reader: Level 2.7. Reading Counts: Level 1.5.

Reviews
BookPage. KidsReadsPublisher’s Weekly.
Blogs: Building a LibraryGreat Kids Books. ProseandkahnSLJ’s Fuse 8. Storytime Bookshelf.

Articles
 Book Scene: Imagination Runs Wild in Two Children’s Books. Yakima Herald, February 6, 2014The Narrative Magic of Picture Books: An Interview with Mac Barnett. BookRiot, June 14, 2013Words & Pictures: Which Tells the Story? by Jonathan H. Liu. Wired: Geekdad, March 21, 2012.

Other Books to Read
MotherReader: Thursday Thirteen: Best Picture Books of 2012. Orange Marmalade: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!… A List of Five Ferocious Stories!. Picture Books: Suggestions by Michael Sullivan.

Awards
Cybils: Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Award Picture Book Finalist 2012. Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program K-3 Level Nominee 2013-2014South Carolina Book Awards Picture Book Award Nominee 2013-2014. Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award Nominee 2014.