Zoo by Graham Marks


Written by Graham Marks

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Graham Marks’ novels are a terrific blend of contemporary life and magical realism. Heaven knows where he gets his ideas from but the important thing is that all his novels are fantastic adventures that hold the reader on the edge of the seat from beginning to end.
Zoo is absolutely no exception. Family secrets, genetic engineering and kidnapping form the bedrock of this high octane thriller for teenagers.


Zoo by Graham Marks

Cam Stewart thinks he is the ordinary boy with an ordinary American lifestyle until he is kidnapped, held up for ransom, runs away and finally uncovers the truth of his birth and upbringing. Aimed at teens, this novel is about genetic engineering, deeply hidden family secrets, a kidnapping and a killing.


'Marks's grip on reality is so good (either he has teenage sons of his own or a teenspeak function alongside spellcheck) that the seraphic elements are swept along with total conviction.'

'Graham Mark's How it Works is a great blend of well-observed contemporary life and a little magic realism.'

About the Author

Graham Marks

Graham Marks was our Guest Editor in August 2010. Click here to see his selections.

Graham Marks spent the first six years of his life following his father, an RAF pilot, between postings. He was sent to boarding school at the age of 13, and then went to Harrow School of Art to study Information Graphics. He has written a number of teen novels for Bloomsbury including Zoo and Tokyo, as well as books for Usbourne, including I Spy: The Constantinople Caper.

Graham worked as a graphic designer before becoming a full‐time children’s author. As well as being the former Children’s Editor of Publishing News, Graham has written everything from comic strips and film tie‐ins to many critically‐acclaimed novels for children and young adults. Graham lives in Muswell Hill, North London.

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272 pages


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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

6th August 2007




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