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First Edition Identification

The Happy Lion Roars; illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, written by Louise Fatio; Whittlesly House, 1957.

Childrens Picturebook Price Guide: $160 Very Good+

The Happy Lion Roars is the third of the Happy Lion books, and the sixth of eighteen books Roger Duvoisin and his wife, Louise Fatio, worked on together.

Happy Lion Roars First Edition Points of Issue

The Happy Lion books:

The Happy Lion

1954

The Happy Lion In Afica

1955

The Happy Lion Roars

1957

The Happy Lion’s Quest

1961

The Happy Lion and the Bear

1964

The Happy Lion’s Vacation

1967

The Happy Lion’s Treasure

1971

The Happy Lion’s Rabbits

1974

The Happy Lioness

1980

The Happy Lion Roars First Edition Points of Issue

First Edition Identification Points

The copyright page does not state any subsequent printings.

The Happy Lion Roars First Edition Points of Issue

From First Editions: A Guide To Identification, 2nd ed; Zempel & Verkler:

Whittlesly House, 1947 statement:

“The first printing of the first edition of Whittlesey House books has no indication of edition or printing anywhere in the book. The first edition may be identified only in a negative manner. Subsequent printings have ‘second printing,’ and subsequent editions ‘second edition,’ etc… on the verso of the title page under the copyright statement.”

The price on the dust jacket front flap is $2.00, followed by a synopsis for The Happy Lion Roars. The rear flap has “And don’t forget the Happy Lion’s other exciting adventures,” followed by short synopsis.

The Happy Lion Roars First Edition Points of Issue