The Great Cat Conspiracy (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Shaw, Hannah (ill.)
Hannah Shaw
179 x 132 x 15 mm
162 g
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The Great Cat Conspiracy

Häftad,  Engelska, 2011-03-03


The New Cat keeps bringing dead things into the house as presents for Tom. When he brings in the head of the vicar's very expensive Koi Carp and the Vicar makes Mum pay GBP200 for a replacement, Anna's Dad is so cross he locks the New Cat out of the cat-flap. Tom argues for the Cat to be let back in, but the flap is left shut overnight and when Dad finally concedes, the New Cat has disappeared altogether. Anna, Suzanne and Tom are convinced he has been kidnapped - but who is responsible? A new investigation begins...
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"In their latest adventure, enterprising 9-year-olds Anna and Suzanne tackle dictatorship (parental veto on removing the walls separating their homes), animal disappearances (cats and the vicar's prized koi), clutter (Dad's) and hoarding (the Cat Lady's).... As usual, the text is enhanced by dictionary definitions--AWOL, abduct, interrogate, stakeout--lists, diagrams and, especially, Shaw's inspired, ironic illustrations. Davies is adept at portraying the gulf between adults' stated beliefs and their behavior, and mixed motives guide everyone's actions.... The subtle pathos that underlies the lighthearted humor throughout this series is prominent here; the astringent, sobering ending leaves readers with questions to ponder." --"Kirkus Reviews, "April 1, 2012

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Katie Davies was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1978. She studied English and Drama at Warwick University and Acting at East 15. She has written for The Spectator and The Idler, and written and performed various sketches for Radio 4 comedy show, ONE. Her first children's novel, THE GREAT HAMSTER MASSACRE, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2009. Katie is currently working on her second children's novel, THE GREAT RABBIT RESCUE, also for Simon & Schuster, and a collection of poems for and about teenage girls, set in a comprehensive school in Northumberland, where she grew up. Katie lives in North London with her husband. Hannah Shaw was born into a large family of sprout-munching vegetarians. She lives in a little cottage in the Cotswolds with her husband, Ben the blacksmith, and her rescue dog, Ren. She finds that her overactive imagination fuels new ideas, but unfortunately it keeps her awake at night!