The Great Cat Conspiracy by Katie Davies
  

The Great Cat Conspiracy

Written by Katie Davies
Illustrated by Hannah Shaw

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A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.

The third in a series of bittersweet, hilariously funny, domestic tales of life from the perspective of Anna, a young girl with a suspicious mind from the author of the bestselling The Great Hamster Massacre and The Great Rabbit Rescue.

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Synopsis

The Great Cat Conspiracy by Katie Davies

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...

Reviews

Praise for Katie's books:

"Glorious, gruesome and guffawsome." Jo Brand

"Fun, funky and funny - funtastic!" Michael Morpurgo

"You'll laugh, you'll cry, you will never put your hand on a hamster again…
10 out of 10." Louise Rennison

"A funny, honest and touching family drama." The Bookseller

"This entertaining book would be good fun to read aloud, although you do need to
look at it to enjoy the jokey illustrations." Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times,
Children's Book of the Week

"Tails well told, with some wise nuggets in amongst the hamster treats." John
Hegley

About the Author

Katie Davies

Katie Davies studied English and Drama at university, where she wrote her first play, which was put on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has worked for a literary agent, as a special needs assistant, and has written articles for The Spectator and The Idler, as well as comedy sketches for Radio 4 show, 'One'. She is married to the actor and comedian Alan Davies, with whom she has a baby daughter, and they live in London.

The Great Cat Conspiracy is third in a series of bittersweet, hilariously funny, domestic tales of life from the perspective of Anna - a young girl with a suspicious mind. It follows the 2010 Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize The Great Hamster Massacre and The Great Rabbit Rescue.

Davies based The Great Hamster Massacre on her childhood memories of her own pet hamsters coming to a bloody end, and the death of her grandfather. She said: "I remember being morbidly fascinated by death when I was seven or eight years old, and I wanted to explore how children deal with death in this story through the death of the nana." She added: "Although these are big issues, when you are writing through the perspective of a young child, they don’t always understand what is really happening and it’s that which gives you opportunities for comedy."

Author photo © Adam Scourfield

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
224 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Katie Davies
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Author's Website

www.katiedaviesbooks.com/

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

3rd March 2011

ISBN

9781847385970

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