Reader Reviewed Atticus Claw Goes Ashore by Jennifer Gray

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A message in a bottle is all it takes for super-detective Atticus Claw, a cat with a difference, to be off on a great new adventure. Will he be all at sea? The message is from Fishook Frank who promises a reward of the Casket of Desires which contains the wish-giving sleeping mermaid if he is rescued. Will Atticus be able to get the reward? It needs all his most finely hones skilled to succeed!

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 Goes Ashore by Jennifer Gray

Atticus is on beach tidying duty with the kittens when he finds a message in a bottle from Fishhook Frank. Fishhook is marooned on a desert island, but he promises Atticus treasure in exchange for his rescue! The treasure in question is the Casket of Desires, which contains a sleeping mermaid who has the power to grant any wish. But it is hidden in the deepest darkest part of the ocean, protected by the most hideous, fearsome sea-creatures known to pirate lore. Atticus sets out to rescue Fishhook Frank and find the Casket of Desires with his owners, the Cheddar family. But it's not all plain sailing. The pirate with the biggest beard-jumper in the nautical world - Captain Black Beard-Jumper - is also on the look out for the Casket and he'll curse anyone who gets in his way...


Plenty of humor, along with the intrepid kitty, keeps things sailing Kirkus Reviews

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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256 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber

Publication date

6th March 2014




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