LIONBOY: THE TRUTH by Zizou Corder

LIONBOY: THE TRUTH

The Third Book in the Trilogy
Age Range: 9 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

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)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-8037-2985-5
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2005




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