- Tradewind Books
- Initial publish date
- Mar 2012
- Cats, Squirrels, Friendship
- Recommended Age
- 9 to 12
- Recommended Grade
- 4 to 7
- Recommended Reading age
- 9 to 12
Paperback / softback
- Publish Date
- Mar 2012
- List Price
Where to buy it
Narrated by a fat half-Persian, half-alley cat called Amos, this very funny chapter book will delight young readers. When an injured baby squirrel moves into Amos's already crowded household, everything turns topsy-turvy.
About the authors
Virginia Frances Schwartz is the author of a number of historical books for older readers, including Initiation, Send One Angel Down, and If I Just Had Two Wings, winner of the Silver Birch Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction. She lives in New York City.
Virginia Frances Schwartz's profile page
CHRISTINA LEIST is a Vancouver-based children’s illustrator, writer and book designer. After graduating from the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden with a Bachelor (Honours) in Communications Design, she worked as an Art Director for several international advertising agencies. Her books featuring imaginative worlds for the young have received several award nominations and great recognition.
- Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award nominee
"Amusing, quirky pen-and-ink illustrations offer a cat's-eye view of Amos' life...with an appropriately feel-good ending, sure to please feline fanciers."
"Highly recommended for ages eight to 11."
The Star Phoenix
"An interesting read-aloud for the younger set and a chapter book for more competent readers...Could be used to open discussions about accepting and accomodating change within a family."
"Child-like drawings combined with furry humour create a fun read."
"Episodic, humor-filled chapters...will make this a popular read-aloud. Leist's numerous black-line cartoons help to maintain interest and break up the text for younger readers."
"Children who like animal stories will likely find this a pleasurable read."