Lionboy by Zizou CorderLionboy by Zizou Corder


byZizou Corder

Paperback | September 2, 2004

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When his parents are kidnapped, what's ten-year-old Charlie Ashanti to do? Rescue them, that's what! He doesn't know who has taken his parents, or why. But he does know that one special talent will aid him on his journey--his amazing ability to speak Cat. Charlie calls on his clever feline friends--from stray city cats to magnificent caged lions--for help. With them by his side, Charlie uses wit and courage to try to find his parents before it's too late.

With its whirlwind action and suspense, Lionboy is a nonstop page-turner. This mother-daughter writing team will fascinate readers of all ages with their Cat-speaking hero!

"A zinger of a story, told with a J.K. Rowling-like blend of humor, drama and headlong plotting." --The Washington Post

Zizou Corder is Louisa Young and Isabel Adomakoh Young, whose names are too long to fit on the cover of a book. Louisa is an adult and has written five adult books and far too many newspaper and magazine articles; Isabel is a kid and has written mostly schoolwork. The original Zizou is Isabel's Lizard. This is its first novel. They all...
Title:LionboyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.78 inPublished:September 2, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142402265

ISBN - 13:9780142402269

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meow ! Puuuuurrrrrrrr-fect !!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2006-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from disapointing i thought this was going to be very intruiging book but to tell the truth it was very boring...
Date published: 2005-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LionBoy Is The Best By far the best book I have ever read. It tells about a some what ordinary boy(some what because he is able to speak cat)who learns his parents(scientists)have been kidnapped.He travels across Europe with a circus and occasionally is able to get information, from all sorts of cats, concerning his parents whereabouts. As the cats give him information he must keep his secret to himself, for if he doesn't he may just be caught in his enemies arms. This is a great adventurous book!
Date published: 2005-01-04

Editorial Reviews

* "A rousing traveling circus adventure . . . a page turn[er]." --Publishers Weekly, starred review"Corder writes a Harry Potter read-alike. . . This will be devoured by Rowling fans. It will also be a hit with lovers of Eoin Colfer and Philip Pullman." --VOYA"An adventurous romp. . . .Intriguing." --Kirkus Reviews"Inventive storytelling." --School Library Journal"For anyone who's ever wanted to run away and join the circus, as well as save the world and be a friend to cats, here's the book. --The Chicago Tribune"Reads brilliantly. . . .Lionboy deserves a roar of approval." --Observer"A fast-moving fantasy adventure." --Financial Times