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Children's Fiction Cats

Jungle Cat

by (author) Andrew Larsen

illustrated by Udayana Lugo

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2023
Cats, City & Town Life, Humorous Stories, Friendship
Recommended Age
3 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to k
Recommended Reading age
3 to 5
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price

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An indoor cat brings a community together after his dreams of exploring the outside world quickly go awry.

Bob is an orange tabby cat with big dreams. He lives in a safe and friendly apartment building with his human, Pippa, but Bob knows he is more than an indoor cat—he's a Jungle Cat! When he sneaks outside to chase after his dream, Bob's adventure suddenly gets too wild. It's a good thing jungle cats know when to ask for help!

Vibrantly illustrated with playful depictions of city and apartment life, this is the delightful story of an over-confident cat who learns about the comforts of community and home.

About the authors


Andrew Larsen est père au foyer et auteur. Quand il était enfant, il passait toujours une partie de son été au chalet de ses grands-parents, situé sur une colline, près d'un lac. Andrew habite à Toronto. Il a publié sept albums jeunesse.


Andrew Larsen is a father, homemaker and author. When he was a child, he would spend a part of every summer with his grandparents at their cottage on a hill, by a lake. Andrew now lives in a downtown Toronto neighbourhood. He has published seven picture books.


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Udayana is a self-taught illustrator of mixed heritage. Having worked as a designer of many varied things, from jewellery to auto-parts, and from furniture to whole interiors, she still does that but in children's books which are her true passion. She and her husband have lived in Mexico, Italy and England, but they call British Columbia their home along with their two kids. When not working on a book, you can find her walking her dog or baking something with her children.

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Editorial Reviews

“Lively and filled with delightful, witty details...A welcome reminder that whether you’re a cat or a human, it’s nice to have friendly people around ready to help you out.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Beautifully illustrated book with bright colours and detailed pictures...will likely become a favourite…Recommended.”

CM Magazine

“Engaging…Full of good humor and patience, creating an ideal existence for a spoiled kitty.”


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