The Home-Made Cat Cafe by Katrina Charman

The Home-Made Cat Cafe

Written by Katrina Charman
Illustrated by Lucy Truman

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This is exactly the kind of wish-fulfilment story that will make lots of little girls very happy. Isla Palmer longs for a cat, but her mum, a busy vet, is adamant they can’t have one. Then when a stray cat is brought into the surgery Isla finally manages to change her mum’s mind and Poppy moves in. The little cat cheers up every member of Isla’s family, and before they know it they’re looking after another cat, and then another, in fact, as the book ends Isla is getting ready to open a cat café! It’s a story built round friendship, family, the pleasures of ordinary life, and the warm purr of a contented cat, and very satisfying for it.

Readers looking for more sweet, gently cat stories will like Holly Webb’s animal stories, the Animal Ark series, and books by Megan Rix and Sarah Lean.


The Home-Made Cat Cafe by Katrina Charman

A heart-warming series for young readers, especially those who love animals. Bringing together themes of family, love and hope, all wrapped up with a bundle of very cute moggies - the series follows the trials and tribulations of the Lott family as they unwittingly turn their home into a cat sanctuary with its own cafe.

Eleven-year-old Isla has been desperate for a cat for as long as she can remember, then she meets Poppy, a gorgeous cat Mum's been treating at work. With no owner coming forward to claim her, surely Isla can persuade Mum to let them take Poppy home...Soon they have opened their door to a host of abandoned cats all looking for their forever home. And Isla had come up with a crazy idea to solve the problem - a cat cafe!

About the Author

Katrina Charman

Katrina Charman lives in a small village in South East England with her husband and three daughters. She was a winner of the SCBWI's Undiscovered Voices Competition in 2014 and is the author of The Ninjabread Man.

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192 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

10th March 2016




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