"That is how it is," said the lion. "Some stories are true and some aren't..."
from The Lion in the Meadow (first published 1969) by Margaret Mahy.
This book was one of my son's greatest favourites for bedtime reading.
R.I.P. the splendiferous and magical children's author Margaret Mahy who died this week age 76.
Thanks for everything Margaret. Your books will keep you alive in the hearts and imaginations of generations of kids (young and old).