Writing duo meet roars of approval

Zizou Corder is the nom de plume of writer Louisa Young and her 10-year-old daughter Isabel Adomakoh Young, who have co-authored Lionboy (Zizou is in fact the name of Isabel's pet lizard). The book, the first of a trilogy, was the subject of a headline-grabbing six-figure publishing deal earlier this year, and now a film deal has been finalised with Stephen Spielberg's production company, DreamWorks.

Lionboy is the story of Charlie, a young boy who has the amazing gift of being able to communicate in cat language. When Charlie's English mother and Ghanaian father, both brilliant scientists...

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