Lionboy: The Truth

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9780141380544: Lionboy: The Truth

The final book in the adventure-filled Lionboy trilogy!

After months of searching, not to mention leading a pride of escaped circus lions through Europe and all the way back to Africa, Catspeaker Charlie Ashanti has finally been reunited with his parents—and a long-lost relative with a huge secret to reveal. But their family reunion doesn't last long. Kidnapped and thrown in a boat, Charlie finds himself alone and bound for who knows where. Charlie's parents and his faithful lion friends are in hot pursuit, but can Charlie outwit his captor and topple the Corporacy's wicked enterprise? That's the plan, and Charlie intends to pull it off—no matter the cost.

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

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About the Author:

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.

From AudioFile:

This mother-daughter author pair, writing under their charming pseudonym, know how to create a fast-paced and adventure-packed novel. Thanks to the gift of "catspeak," Charlie has solved a kidnapping mystery and befriended lions. Separated yet again from his family, Charlie has to call upon all his creative powers and technical know-how to facilitate a reconciliation of multiple forces. Simon Jones's narration brings authority and precision to each twist as he maintains the fast pacing that such a story merits. His characterizations distinguish animal from man, friend from foe, and love from hate. A.R. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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