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For years my daughter Isabel and I made up stories together about naughty little Charlie, the boy who could talk to cats. When she was about eight, she asked me to write them down...  I was meant to be writing a novel for adults about love and death and Rachmaninov, but gradually Charlie took over. Our three novels about Charlie - LIONBOY; LIONBOY: THE CHASE and LIONBOY: THE TRUTH have been published in 36 languages, and have taken us across Europe and around the world to Argentina, Japan, Thailand and the US. We've sold the film rights twice  - to Dreamworks, and to Warner Bros - but won't believe a film will happen till we're putting on our lipstick for the Premiere.

After Charlie came two more collaborations: LEE RAVEN: BOY THIEF, about loving stories, being a villain, living down the sewers and being a decent boy; and HALO, set in ancient Greece, which stars a beautiful girl in disguise as a boy, brought up by Centaurs and caught up with Spartan warriors and the Plague of Athens. Halo was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2010, and has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2011.

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HALO
by Zizou Corder
Puffin Paperback 2010

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 . . . Read more


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LEE RAVEN, BOY THIEF
by Zizou Corder
Puffin Paperback 2008

Lee Raven, boy thief, has stolen something he really didn't mean to. Now he faces a perilous flight through London (and the murky sewers below) as he tries to escape capture – because Lee has stolen the Book of Nebo... Read more


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LIONBOY
by Zizou Corder
Puffin Paperback 2003

Charlie Ashanti can speak Cat. He takes it for granted - but when his mum and dad go missing, the cats are the only friends he can turn to. Setting out to find his parents, Charlie stows away on an incredible circus ship bound for Paris... Read more


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LIONBOY: THE CHASE
by Zizou Corder
Puffin Paperback 2004

Charlie Ashanti is on the run from an amazing floating circus with six homesick beautiful Lions and an extraordinary sabre-toothed creature - or he would be if he wasn't stuck in an snowy avalanche in the Orient Express...  Read more


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LIONBOY: THE TRUTH
by Zizou Corder
Puffin Paperback 2006

Charlie Ashanti – lion-rescuer, shipwreck-survivor and Catspeaker – is in a seaside town in Morocco, safe with his parents. Or is he?.. Read more