Lionboy by Zizou Corder
  

Lionboy

Written by Zizou Corder
Illustrated by

RRP £7.99

Synopsis

Lionboy by Zizou Corder

Charlie Ashanti - lion-rescuer, shipwreck-survivor and Catspeaker - is safe with his parents. Or is he? Old enemies are closing in: Maccomo, the liontrainer, longs for revenge, and the evil Corporacy is still hunting Charlie and his mum and dad. They could hide. But the time to hide is over. Now is the time to fight back ...Brilliantly written, fantastically exciting adventure fiction with a twist - boys and girls aged 9+ will love it! Lionboy was the first ever selection by the Blue Peter Book Club.

Reviews

One of the best books of the year Mail on Sunday A new star has appeared on the children's literary firmament Independent Stunning Observer Simply absolutely brilliant Disney's Big Time It grips from its second sentence Telegraph A new star has appeared on the children's literary firmament Independent

About the Author

Zizou Corder

Zizou Corder is the not-so-secret identity of Louisa Young and her daughter Isabel Adomakoh Young, who have been writing together since Isabel was seven. They have previously written four books: the Lionboy trilogy and Lee Raven, Boy Thief. They wander the world in a gilded balloon, and have 17 pet ducks and 8 miniature grand pianos, as well as Zizu the lizard and a dead tortoise.

A Q&A with the authors:

What was your inspiration for this book?

Looking out to the north over the beautiful island of Zakynthos got us thinking about the period in time when the ancient Greek myths started to fade and history started to take over…

Are any of your characters based on real people?

All of them. Pericles and Aspasia are real people, from true history, and the
others are all a bit like us.

What was the last film that blew you away?

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was on the TV last night. It makes you feel utterly grateful for really simple things – like legs and a voice.

If you were invisible for a day what would you do?

Go everywhere you’re not allowed! Or whisper in people’s ears. Especially evil leaders – tell them you’re the ghost of their grandmother and they’re to stop being evil.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Author

Zizou Corder
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Publisher

Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2007

ISBN

9780141317571


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