Leo and the Lesser Lion
Leo and the Lesser Lion
Leo and the Lesser Lion
Sandra Forrester
A heartwarming family story set during the Depression that reads like a classic.Everyone's been down on their luck since the Depression hit. But as long as Mary Bayliss Pettigrew has her beloved older brother, Leo, to pull pranks with, even the hardest times can be fun. Then one day, there’s a terrible accident, and when Bayliss wakes up afterward, she must face the heartbreaking prospect of life without Leo. And that’s when her parents break the news: they’re going to be fostering two homeless little girls, and Bayliss can’t bear the thought of anyone taking Leo’s place. But opening her heart to these weary travelers might just be the key to rebuilding her grieving family.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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After the Depression, Mary Baliss and her brother Leo played tricks on the nuns. Mary Baliss had her birthday and her brother got her a boat. One day they took the boat out on the lake and while Leo was swimming back he drowned in an unexpected storm and Mary Baliss broke her back and neck when she fell on pointed rocks. Now her father has volunteered to take two girls, Gwen and Isabel that are sisters, until they find a permanent home for them.

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