Written by Mike Grinti, Rachel Grinti
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June 2012 Debut of the Month. A richly imagined world of talking cats and strange semi-human creatures provides the setting for this humorous and touching debut novel. Following her sister’s disappearance, Emma’s family move to a grim trailer park right on the edge of the forest. Helped by a perky and bossy cat, Emma quickly she learns to navigate the neighbourhood including their neighbours – a hag on one side and a half snake creature on the other.
And a message from Barry Cunningham at Chicken House:
My cat does such strange things sometimes that it makes me suspicious of what he's really up to. Quite rightly in view of what happens in this brilliant first novel by Mike and Rachel Grinti. In the world they've created, talking cats and other strange and magical creatures live side-by-side with us humans. Imagine having a harpy as a friend or having dangerous dealings with social-networking ratters. I want to go to a glamorous faerie nightclub! But, wait, here's my cat with that funny look again.
Claws by Mike Grinti, Rachel Grinti
Emma's sister is missing. Her parents have spent all their money trying to find her and the family has moved to a trailer park for Crags - magical creatures who live on the edge of human sociey - next to the dark forest. Here Emma meets a smooth-talking cat named Jack who has a plan to rescue her sister. He shows her how to shape-shift, to develop claws and cat senses. But cat magic isn't easy, and Emma soon learns her sister is in the thrall of the faeries, the most beautiful and dangerous creatures of all.
With shades of Alice in Wonderland and Neil Gaiman’s Coraline with the accessibility of a younger Aprilynne Pike (author of Wings), this story blends high adventure and contemporary fairy tale – magical realism at its best.
"A unique, gripping tale of powerful cats, monstrous fairies, and a girl with determination and heart" – Tamora Pierce, author of the Beka Cooper series.
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24th May 2012
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