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Lionboy
Author: Zizou Corder
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141941286
Pages: 352
Year: 2005-06-02
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Charlie Ashanti, the hero of LIONBOY, speaks cat - the language of all cats wild and domestic alike. His unusual talent helps him on his quest to find his kidnapped parents who have discovered a cure for asthma. The local cats of his home town (a futuristic London) start him on his search to solve the mystery of his missing parents, which leads him across the channel on board a circus ship bound for Paris. It is on this wonderful vessel that Charlie establishes a close relationship with the homesick circus lions who become his accomplices. But Charlie is in danger, for close behind him on his trail, is a crony of the mysterious group who have kidnapped his parents. They want Charlie too.
Lionboy: The Truth
Author: Zizou Corder
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141935952
Pages: 288
Year: 2007-02-01
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Charlie Ashanti – lion-rescuer, shipwreck-survivor and Catspeaker – is safe with his parents. Or is he? Old enemies are closing in: Maccomo, the liontrainer, longs for revenge, and the evil Corporacy is still hunting Charlie and his mum and dad. They could hide. But the time to hide is over. Now is the time to fight back . . . Brilliantly written, fantastically exciting adventure fiction with a twist – boys and girls aged 9+ will love it! Lionboy was the first ever selection by the Blue Peter Book Club.
Lionboy: The Chase
Author: Zizou Corder
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141929146
Pages: 336
Year: 2005-06-02
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Charlie Ashanti is on the run from an amazing floating circus with six homesick beautiful Lions and an extraordinary sabre-toothed creature. Charlie has promised to help the Lions find their way home to Morocco but he has his own problems: his Mum and Dad have been kidnapped and he is determined to find them. His new friends, King Boris of Bulgaria and his security chief, Edward, have promised to help. But Charlie wonders if he was wrong to trust them when he and the Lions find themselves held virtually as prisoners in Venice. They eventually escape with the help of a friendly gondolier, and after a dangerous sea journey the Lions finally make it home and Charlie is at last reunited with his parents.
Lion Boy
Author: Robert Lockhart
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571523161
Pages: 23
Year: 2004-07
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"Lionboy by Zizou Corder has captured the imaginations of countless young readers with its story of Charlie Ashanti, the boy who can speak Cat. It also has lots of tunes: there's the tune that Charlie's Dad Aneba sings as he strolls home; the wild and crazy music of the Steam Calliope on board the Circus ship Circe; and the beautiful violin melody El Diablo Aero plays up on the highwire ... And the CD includes wonderful orchestrations of the pieces for you to listen to - or play along with on the piano!"--Back cover.
The Lion Boy and Other Medical Curiosities
Author: Jan Bondeson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1445676281
Pages: 288
Year: 2018-03-15
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In this book of amazing oddities, the successor to his popular Cabinet of Medical Curiositiesand The Two-Headed Boy, Jan Bondeson explores various surprising and bizarre aspects of the history of medicine: Does people's hair go white after a sudden fright; can the image of the killer be seen in the eyes of a murdered person; does the severed head of a guillotined person maintain some degree of consciousness? Giants, dwarfs and medical freaks are paraded in front of the reader, to say nothing of Johnny Trunley, the Fat Boy of Peckham, who was a sensation in Edwardian show business, and his various rotund rivals. In this book, Bondeson combines a historian's research skills with a physician's diagnostic flair, as he explores our timeless fascination with the freakish and bizarre people and events in the colourful history of medicine.
Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition
Author: Saroo Brierley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1743772173
Pages: 208
Year: 2017-01-30
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Can you imagine being lost and not finding your way home again? Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a family in Australia. Despite being happy in his new home, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. He pored over satellite images on Google Earth seeking out landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. Then he set off on a journey back to India to see if he could find his mother. This inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds is now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.
Lionboy
Author:
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 1442034823
Pages: 232
Year: 2009-07-10
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Catspeaker Charlie Ashanti finds himself on a boat to the Caribbean where he will be sold to the Corporacy, but his parents and lion friends are in pursuit, and he is determined to outwit his captors.
Lee Raven, Boy Thief
Author: Zizou Corder
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141913614
Pages: 304
Year: 2008-02-07
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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, a book that has existed for thousands of years and tells every story and legend known to man. It's priceless. Some will even kill to possess it. The pressure mounts and the future of Nebo is in Lee's hands – can he prevent the most dangerous ending of them all?
Lion Boy, a Story of East Africa
Author: Alden Gifford Stevens
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 233
Year: 1938
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Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion
Author: Paul Binder
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481731920
Pages: 216
Year: 2013-04-23
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Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion (and other uncommon tales from the founder of the Big Apple Circus) is a celebration of Paul Binder’s life in and around the circus. Drawing on thirty-five years with the show he created, the Big Apple Circus’ founder and founding Artistic Director invites us inside the fence every kid peers through for an intimate look at the uncommon life of circus artists, their animal partners, and the roustabouts who spend their days in a world that is both close-knit and international, high-minded and low comedy, death-defying and ludicrous. Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion (and other uncommon tales from the founder of the Big Apple Circus) balances the weird and the workaday, the curious and the commonplace, the exhilaration and the exhaustion of life in the circus, with simple portrayals of ordinary people going about the business of achieving the extraordinary.
Model Misfit (Geek Girl, Book 2)
Author: Holly Smale
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007489471
Pages: 400
Year: 2013-09-26
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“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.” MODEL MISFIT is the sequel to award-winning No. 1 UK debut GEEK GIRL.
Facing the Lion
Author: Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton, Herman Viola
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426306679
Pages: 128
Year: 2009-09-30
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Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.
Self-Portrait with Boy
Author: Rachel Lyon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501169602
Pages: 384
Year: 2018-02-06
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A compulsively readable and electrifying debut about an ambitious young female artist who accidentally photographs a boy falling to his death—an image that could jumpstart her career, but would also devastate her most intimate friendship. Lu Rile is a relentlessly focused young photographer struggling to make ends meet. Working three jobs, responsible for her aging father, and worrying that the crumbling warehouse she lives in is being sold to developers, she is at a point of desperation. One day, in the background of a self-portrait, Lu accidentally captures on film a boy falling past her window to his death. The photograph turns out to be startlingly gorgeous, the best work of art she’s ever made. It’s an image that could change her life…if she lets it. But the decision to show the photograph is not easy. The boy is her neighbors’ son, and the tragedy brings all the building’s residents together. It especially unites Lu with his beautiful grieving mother, Kate. As the two forge an intense bond based on sympathy, loneliness, and budding attraction, Lu feels increasingly unsettled and guilty, torn between equally fierce desires: to use the photograph to advance her career, and to protect a woman she has come to love. Set in early 90s Brooklyn on the brink of gentrification, Self-Portrait with Boy is a provocative commentary about the emotional dues that must be paid on the road to success, a powerful exploration of the complex terrain of female friendship, and a brilliant debut from novelist Rachel Lyon.
Halo
Author: Zizou Corder
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141931000
Pages: 384
Year: 2010-02-04
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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 realizes 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. And as she battles to hide her secret, Halo never forgets her quest to find out who she is - and where she really came from.
The Butterfly Lion
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007380623
Pages: 128
Year: 2011-11-24
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ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM. A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.

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