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Head of Zeus
Nowhere Island by Tania Unsworth

Hidden at the intersection of several busy highways behind the trees and scrubby undergrowth is an island, full of secrets...

Pez has lived there for a while now, enjoying the solitude. She has a vegetable patch, a routine, her own way of doing things and a condor, who may be outstaying his welcome.

Runaway brothers, Riley and Grayson call the island home too. They keep their distance from Pez and spend precarious days trying to survive, still relying on the man-made world which speeds around them.

Then Gil arrives, with his hagstone and a dream of happy families, and everything changes. The four of them find a way of living and believe they might stay on the island forever. But all too soon they witness something they should never have seen and they're in deadly danger...

Tania Unsworth constantly raises the stakes to write about trust, friendship, resilience and what really makes a home in this original, tense and action-packed survival adventure.

Head of Zeus, a Zephyr book * Children’s Fiction
03 Aug 2023 * 368pp * £6.99 * 9781804540060

'A winning time-slip tale... A suspenseful story in which the reader is strongly invested in thwarting stupid, cruel game hunters, who are vividly drawn... The book has a passion for protecting our ecosystems... The emotional depths make you suspend disbelief' Sunday Times, Book of the Week.

'The writing is sophisticated and memorable... An atmospheric adventure story with a strong message about the importance of conservation' BookTrust on The Time Traveller and the Tiger.

'A classic adventure, worth reading alone for the transporting evocation of the mighty, beautiful, much misunderstood creature at its heart'
 Piers Torday, author of The Frozen Sea
Tania Unsworth
Tania Unsworth
Tania Unsworth spent her childhood in Cambridge before moving to America in her early twenties. She comes from a family of writers and lives in Boston, USA, with her husband and two sons. Find Tania @TaniaUnsworth1 on Twitter or her website
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