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Zizou Corder LIONBOY First Edition Signed
Zizou Corder LIONBOY First Edition Signed

Zizou Corder LIONBOY First Edition Signed

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First edition, first print hardback published by Puffin Books/Penguin Books Ltd in 2002. Signed by Zizou Corder on the title page
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First edition, first print hardback of LIONBOY by Zizou Corder (shared pen name of Louisa Young and her daughter Isabel Adomakoh) and published by Puffin Books/Penguin Books Ltd., London, in 2002. Signed by Zizou Corder on the title page. 'Signed Copy' paper band around the book.

The book is in near fine condition (clean red cloth boards and gilt lettering on spine) with very minor shelf wear to the illustrated dust jacket, which is not price clipped. Internally, the pages are clean and tight, there are no tears and no other inscriptions.

Zizou Corder is the not-so-secret shared pen-name of Louisa Young and Isabel Adomakoh Young, who have been writing together since Isabel was seven. Louisa Young was a freelance journalist for many years, writing for national newspapers, motorcycle magazines and women’s magazines including the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Daily Express, Marie Claire and Motorcycle International. She studied history at Trinity College Cambridge, Her first book, A Great Task of Happiness, was a biography of her grandmother, the sculptress widow of Scott of the Antarctic.

It was followed by three novels set in London and Egypt: Baby Love, Desiring Cairo, and Tree of Pearls. Baby Love was listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction. 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.

In 2011, she published My Dear I Wanted to Tell You, a First World War novel which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award and the WellcomePrize, and won the Galaxy Audiobook of the Year Award 2012 and has been sold in 15 languages.

Lionboy, cowritten with her daughter Isabel, is her first children’s novel. The original Zizou is Isabel's lizard, only he spells it Zizu. They have written five books together: the highly acclaimed Lionboy trilogy, Lee Raven Boy Thief and Halo.

This first volume of Lionboy trilogy is for young reader - eight-to-twelve-year-olds. Lionboy was followed by Lionboy: The Chase (2004) and Lionboy: The Truth (2006). The Lionboy trilogy was sold in 36 languages. Halo was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize in 2010, and nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2011.

The film rights have been sold three times, including to Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks. No film has yet been made, but a stage production by Theatre de Complicite, directed by Annabel Arden opened in 2013. The show is being reprised at the Tricycle Theatre London, The New Victory Theatre New York, and in Hong Kong and South Korea 2014/15.

"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. On board he meets six proud, beautiful lions who need his help.

Together they embark on the adventure of a lifetime."

'A rousing traveling circus adventure . . . a page turn[er]'. — Publishers Weekly

336 pages.

ISBN: 0141380241

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  • Condition:
    Used
  • Product Code:
    2571
  • Weight:
    0.62kg