Lionboy

Lionboy

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Charlie Ashanti can speak Cat. He takes it for granted - but when his mum and doad 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. With danger close behind and uncertainity ahead, they embark together on the adventure of a lifetime.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • CD-Audio | 3 pages
  • 127 x 144 x 24mm | 196g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141805404
  • 9780141805405

Review Text

In the third and final installment of the trilogy, it's Charlie-lion-rescuer, shipwreck survivor, circus veteran, son of asthma-cure-inventing scientists-who is kidnapped. Page one quickly recaps the action as friends and enemies from the previous tales join the chase to rescue, or thwart, cat-speaking Charlie as he tries to outwit the evil Corporacy. Several plot devices, reversed situations and wily details gear up the fast action and rapid pace: a ship named Old Yeller, a cameo appearance by a man named Fidel from Cuba and a conversing chameleon. So who's on the boats, following whom, why and where? A rip-roaring ending resolves the conspiracy (based on asthma-inducing cats). The fans who have been chomping at the bit for the conclusion can now sink their teeth into it. Skimpy black-and-white drawings don't heighten the drama; maps would have sufficed. (Fiction. 9-12) (Kirkus Reviews)
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