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Head of Zeus
Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Golden Seahorse
Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Golden Seahorse by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Nick Maland

Following the success of their first two adventures Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon and Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Sea Dragon, the intrepid pair join Betsy's mum, Myrtle the mermaid, beneath the waves, from bestselling author Sally Gardner and illustrated by Nick Maland.

Crumble cakes! When Betsy joins Myrtle the mermaid in her underwater world, she discovers there may be monsters . . . shipwrecks, lost treasure and secret cities. A seapig's prize seahorse, Pudding Pie, has been stolen by a cantankerous giant octopus and Betsy and Mr Tiger must go to the rescue in their new submarine. But what happens when a tiger's whiskers and tail are simply too long to squeeze into forgotten dark caverns where even the moon cannot shine, and Betsy has to take the final steps of the adventure on her own?

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

Praise for Sally Gardner:

'This enchanting series is an absolute delight ... Striking just the right note of whimsy and magic' THE BOOKSELLER

'An idiosyncratic genius' THE TIMES

'Gardner's skill is to contain even her wildest ideas within a meticulous plot' DAILY TELEGRAPH

Head of Zeus, a Zephyr book * Children’s Fiction
05 Mar 2020 * 160pp * £4.99 * 9781788546607
'Sally Gardner and illustrator Nick Maland are certainly conjuring up magic with this bewitching series for young readers ... Gardner and Maland dive deep into the ocean for another classy and classic story full of all those things that children like best'
Lancashire Post
'Filled with stunning illustrations and printed using the dyslexie font, this romping quest is fun and accessible for children turning to books for a fantastical escape'

'Sally Gardner, the enormously creative author of I, Coriander, chucks magic, a quest and scoopfuls of jeopardy into the first book 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 idiosyncratic genius' The Times.

'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
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.