Atticus Claw Hears a Roar by Jennifer Gray

Atticus Claw Hears a Roar

Written by Jennifer Gray
Part of the Atticus Claw: World's Greatest Cat Detective Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Fans will be delighted to find this new adventure for Atticus Claw, the deservedly popular cat burglar turned crime solver. And what an adventure it is! Helping tidy out the attic at the Littleton-on-Sea home for abandoned cats, Atticus finds a mysterious box. It apparently belonged to a real life explorer and could be the clue to lost Mayan treasure. Of course there’s nothing our Atticus likes more than a mystery – and the cats’ home could certainly do with a boost of funds – so in less than two shakes of a cat’s tail he’s on the case! Clever detective he may be, but Atticus is cat through and through; Gray skilfully maintains the balance between animal and mystery story and keeps the story believable no matter how exotic the plot gets. Great fun, another cat-tastic adventure! ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the Atticus Claw: World's Greatest Cat Detective Series, Atticus Claw Breaks the Law .  You can read their reviews below.

  • Harry Gray, age 7 - 'We  really enjoyed this book especially all the characters and their names!  My five year old brother enjoyed it too.' Read full review >
  • Gabriel Phelan, age 10 - 'An extremely enjoyable and funny read with an amazing feline called Atticus Claw.' Read full review >
  • James Galbraith, age 6 - 'Funny, mysterious and exciting not to be missed.' Read full review >
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'A really funny and exciting book. Atticus Claw Breaks the Law is purrfect!' Read full review >
  • Faye Dawson, age 8 - 'Ever wondered the truth about what the animals around you are thinking? Read on to find out...' Read full review >
  • Noah Hall, age 8 - 'Atticus, the world's greatest cat burglar is hired by Jimmy the Magpie to steal all the jewels in Littleton-on-Sea.  Good characters and great story.' Read full review >
  • Kenya Hector, age 7 - 'This book is really great I love it so much I want to read it over and over again because it was sometimes a bit funny and I kept on laughing very much.' Read full review >
  • Isaac East, age 8 - 'Top score for Atticus Claw Breaks the Law – the sneakiest cat in town.  Do you like villainous adventure stories?  Do you like books about funny animals?  If so here’s your perfect book.' Read full review >
  • Ruma Pierre, age 8 - 'I loved Atticus Claws Breaks the Law because I absolutely could not put it down.  Also I just got into it as I started reading it.' Read full review >
  • Jessica Cobbin, age 7 - 'Atticus is a really cool cat...This is a really good book to read and I think everyone will love it.  I wish that I could have a cat like Atticus.' Read full review >
  • Holly Wilkins, age 10 - 'You can't put it down!  You always want to turn the page to find out what happens next...One of my favourite books.  You must read this book!' Read full review >
  • Bethany Urquhart, age 8 - 'I couldn’t put it down, it was like there was glue on the spine!' Read full review >
  • Brodie Greenslade, age 8 - 'An exciting tale of a cat, some jewellery thieves and an Inspector called Cheddar. Funny, thrilling and definitely recommended!' Read full review >


Atticus Claw Hears a Roar by Jennifer Gray

The seventh book in the much loved, best-selling Atticus Claw series. Everyone's favourite cat detective is back! Atticus finds a mysterious case in the attic and inside is a book leading to the treasure of the lost jaguar gods and to a jungle adventure with the Cheddar family.


‘Atticus is the coolest feline on the block.’ Andy Cope, author of Spy Dog

‘Atticus Claw puts the WOW! into meow . . . Highly recommended by my cat!’ Jeremy Strong, author of The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog

About the Author

Jennifer Gray

Jennifer Gray is a lawyer and writer. Jennifer's other work includes the Guinea Pigs Online series for younger readers, and a new series for 7+, Chicken Mission. Her Atticus Claw books have been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and received numerous great reviews - especially from children! She lives in London and Scotland with her husband and four children, and of course Henry, a friendly but enigmatic cat.

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Book Info


256 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Faber & Faber

Publication date

4th February 2016




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