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Halo

Written by Zizou Corder

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 13+ readers Historical Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks

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Shortlisted for the prestigious Teenage Book Prize 2010.

This is well written with excellent characterisation, particularly of the main protagonist in the story, a girl called Halo.  There is plenty of excitement, action and adventure in the story together with lots of plot twists and turns and danger and intrigue as Halo tries to find out who she really is where she came from.

The Teenage Book Prize 2010 shortlist:


Halo - Zizou Corder



Nobody's Girl - Sarra Manning



The Enemy - Charlie Higson


Revolver - Marcus Sedgwick


Out of Shadows - Jason Wallace


Unhooking the Moon - Gregory Hughes

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Halo Synopsis

Washed ashore as a baby in ancient Greece, Halo is discovered by a family of centaurs. Although her true identity remains a mystery, she is loved as one of their own. But when Halo is dragged away by fishermen, her wild adventure begins.  Halo soon realises that if she is to survive then she must live in disguise as a boy.  A violent war is threatening to erupt and Halo is at the mercy of the mighty Spartan warriors but as she battles to hide her secret, Halo never forgets her quest.

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ISBN: 9780141328300
Publication date: 04/02/2010
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141328300
Publication date: 4th February 2010
Author: Zizou Corder
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Historical Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About 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 ...

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