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Lionboy

by Zizou Corder

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Would you want to be able to talk to cats? Charlie can.

I liked the book Lionboy because it was both a mystery and an adventure. The main character, Charlie, had to track down his missing parents. His parents were taken from their home town by a man named Rafi and put on a submarine. The submarine was heading to Paris. Since Charlie wanted to find his parents, he got on a circus boat that was going to Paris to play a big show.

One part of the book that I especially liked was that Charlie had a special power that very few other people had. He could talk to cats. This special power helped Charlie because he was able to communicate with the cats to find out where his parents were being taken.

Another part that I liked was when Charlie and his parents were communicating through cats that were carrying coded messages. The cool thing was that the kidnappers could not understand what they were writing. This was cool because both the parents and Charlie understood what the code was without ever discussing it.

I also like how the book did not just take place on land or in the sea. The book took place on land, on a circus boat, and on a submarine. While they were on land, the book took place in Paris, Venice, and other parts of France.

This book made me feel like I was living each and every day I Charlie's shoes. It made me realize that me life is a lot easier than his is.
  br14abbe | Dec 6, 2013 |
found today 8/2/2013 1 of 20 books for $10
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
This book is about an african american boy named Charles, who lived in afica with his parents. One day his parents were parent napped by a bully named Rafi. Now scared by Rafi Charles runs away to one of his parents friend who leaves africa on a HUGE ship that goes to france.

On this boat is one big circus the charles works at throughout the story. He starts as a monkey trainer but then gets upgraded to the lionboy.

Later he finds out the lions want to leave the ship so he plans an escape for him and the lions. In the end they get away and get on a new ship back to africa for the lions and his parents. ( )
  ctmsnocr | Sep 24, 2011 |
Inventive book set sometime in the future, post-environmental apocalypse. ( )
  devilish2 | Mar 20, 2011 |
When Charlie returns home one day to an unlocked and empty house, he comes to the realization that his parents have disappeared and it is up to him to find them. Traveling from London to Paris, Charlie uses his unique gift of communicating with cats to aid him in his adventures, all while avoiding capture by the villains that kidnapped his parents. Great for ages 9 and up. ( )
  lder | Mar 4, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0142402265, Paperback)

Mysteriously missing parents, a boy who speaks Cat, an extraordinary floating circus, and a handsome hoodlum villain...get ready for one of the most spectacular adventure stories around! When young Charlie Ashanti returns home one day to find an empty house, he launches immediately into the journey of a lifetime. Sleazy Rafi, a teenage boy who can usually be found lurking around the playground, shows up, claiming that Charlie’s parents have gone on a trip. Our hero plays dumb and quickly escapes Rafi’s clutches only to find himself stowed away on the most remarkable ship the Thames River has ever kept afloat. Taking advantage of his astonishing ability to speak the language of cats, Charlie sets in motion a chain of communication from London to Paris via scruffy alley toms, fluffy lap kitties, and even a ferocious lion or two. Along the way, the clever boy manages to stay one step ahead of the rogues pursuing him, but unfortunately always one step behind his parents.!

Penned by a mother/daughter team who call themselves Zizou Corder, Lion Boy is the first in a trilogy that is bound to become a classic. Readers will shriek when they read the evil yet tantalizing words at the conclusion--"To Be Continued..."--and won’t rest until they get their hands on all three breathtaking, funny, well-written titles. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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In the near future, a boy with the ability to speak the language of cats sets out from London to seek his kidnapped parents and finds himself on a Paris-bound circus ship learning to train lions.

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