Shel Silverstein's first children's book,Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back—a whimsical tale of self-discovery and marshmallows—is turning fifty with a return to the vintage full-color cover.
Is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all? Written and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all!
First published in 1963, this book had rave reviews from theNew York Times,Timemagazine, andPublishers Weekly, as well as a starred review fromKirkus. Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary,Lafcadiois being reissued with a full-color cover featuring vintage art from Shel Silverstein discovered in the archives.