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Head of Zeus
Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Sea Dragon by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Nick Maland

The mysterious Mr Tiger and the inquisitive Betsy K Glory set off on their second adventure, from bestselling author Sally Gardner, sumptuously illustrated by Nick Maland.

Crumble cakes! A red rogue wind is blowing and a wicked pirate captain and his crew are marauding the seven seas near the island left off the map of the world. A rare egg has gone missing and a very unhappy sea dragon wants it back. A pirate ship, the Kettle Black, is anchored in a secret cove off the island left off the map of the world. Betsy and her mum, Myrtle the mermaid, must dive deep beneath the waves, while Alfonso Glory and Mr Tiger fly high above the clouds in a hot air balloon...

It's time for Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Gongalongs to set off on their second adventure...

The hardback edition of this book is printed in blue ink in Dyslexie, a font specially designed to make reading easier – and more fun.

This richly illustrated ebook is made in a fixed format layout to preserve the integrated text and colour images. Recommended devices that support this file include iPad, iPhone, Google Nexus and Kobo Arc. Please note that Fixed-layout ePUB 3 files are not currently supported on Amazon Kindle devices or B&N's NOOK.

Head of Zeus, a Zephyr book * Children’s Fiction
02 May 2019 * 192pp * £6.99 * 9781788546577
Sally Gardner, the enormously creative author of I, Coriander, chucks magic, a quest and scoopfuls of jeopardy into the first bok in her new series. It's also got dyslexia-friendly type, and Nick Maland's illustrations add to the fun'
Alex O'Connell, The Times, Children's Book of the Week
This enchanting new series is an absolute delight ... Striking just the right note of whimsy and magic
Fiona Noble, The Bookseller, Editor's Choice
'An enchanting story, in which elements of traditional fairy tale verge on the surreal. But Gardner's skill is to contain even her wildest ideas within a meticulous plot'
Emily Bearn, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 2018
'An idiosyncratic genius'
The Times
'This is a warm fantasy story, full of wishes and magic ... Children will love the zany twists to this story and the lighthearted language and humour ... A charming book with a great sense of fun, and should prove popular with newly confident readers'
'A fanciful fable ... What's even more fantastic about this dive into the depths of the author's fathomless imagination is that the story is printed in blue ink in Dyslexie, a font designed to make reading easier and more dyslexia-friendly'
Cork Echo
A gentle tale that satisfactorily combines whimsy and witty ridiculousness'
Children's Books Ireland
Sally Gardner
Sally Gardner
Sally Gardner gained a first class degree at a leading London art college and became a successful theatre costume designer before illustrating and writing books. Her debut novel, I, Coriander won the Nestle Gold Award and she is also a Costa and Carnegie prize-winner. Her books have been translated all over the world and have sold over two million copies. Find Sally online at, or on Twitter @TheSallyGardner.

Nick Maland

Nick Maland
Nick Maland is an award-winning illustrator. His book Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide won the Booktrust Early Years Award.
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