Jim's Lion by Russell Hoban. illus Alexis Deacon

Jim's Lion by Russell Hoban. illus Alexis Deacon
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 64 pages
Published November 11th 2014 by Candlewick Press
with new illustrator and re-imagined as a graphic novel
orig. October 8th 2001
Source: my local library

I don't get this. Too many wordless graphic dream sequences. A child is sick in the hospital and overcomes his fear through an African dream "finder", an idea given to him by an African nurse. His finder turns out to be a lion, but whether it actually helps him or just gives him the strength to carry on is debatable. He's kind of scary and I don't get the ending or the point of the story really. Seems like it would be pretty terrifying for kids who would actually need the comfort of a book when in the hospital. Not impressed.