Lionboy (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 2, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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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. Already being compared to J. K. Rowling, this mother-daughter writing team will fascinate readers of all ages with their Cat-speaking hero!






  

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User Review  - ArkhamReviews - LibraryThing

I can see looking at reviews of this novel online that I am in the minority for not liking this novel and so appreciate that there may be some appeal about it that simply eludes me. The prose is ... Read full review

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In this surprisingly action-drama, stars a young boy named Charlie Ashanti. This boy is very special however, where he can talk to any kind of feline. He's usually referred in this book as the "cat ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
8
CHAPTER 3
19
CHAPTER 4
25
CHAPTER 5
33
CHAPTER 6
40
CHAPTER 7
51
CHAPTER 8
68
CHAPTER 12
124
CHAPTER 13
133
CHAPTER 14
154
CHAPTER 15
172
CHAPTER 16
184
CHAPTER 17
198
CHAPTER 18
219
CHAPTER 19
235

CHAPTER 9
83
CHAPTER 10
95
CHAPTER 11
110
CHAPTER 20
248
CHAPTER 21
261
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About the author (2004)

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 live in London. Only one goes to school.

Louisa Young was a freelance journalist for many years, writing for national newspapers, motorcycle magazines and women's magazines. She studied history at Trinity College Cambridge, and has of course worked as a street performer, a motorcycle messenger, a cocktail waitress, a singer, and so on. Her first book, A GREAT TASK OF HAPPINESS: THE LIFE OF KATHLEEN SCOTT, was a biography of her grandmother, the sculptress widow of  Scott of the Antarctic. She is also the author of a romantic adventure trilogy for adults and THE BOOK OF THE HEART, a cultural history of our most symbolic organ. LION BOY, cowritten with her daughter Isabel, is her first children's novel. She lives in London with her daughter, their lizard Zizou, several spiders and a dead tortoise.

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