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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."
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June 2012 Book of the Month. If you're looking for entertainment and a wildly funny adventure then any one of the Katie Davies stories is perfect. It's told from the perspective of 9 year old Anna, a young girl with a suspicious mind. The writing style is just as you'd imagine coming from a girl that age so young girls will love it. As Anna recounts her friend's exploits with the arrival of a new dog the reader will be drawn in to the exciting story. Great for reading aloud too as younger children not quite ready to read it alone will loved it. Click here for the rest of Katie Davies' books.
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. Click here to see more books by Katie in this series.
The eagerly awaited sequel to the award winning The Great Hamster Massacre. Once again featuring 9 year old Anna and five year old Tom go on a quest for a pet. The Great Rabbit Rescue reunites its readers with the same hilarious, yet heart-warming tones but with new characters, new animals and a new challenge for its loveable leads. Interspersed with some wonderfully humorous illustrations throughout the text it’s sure to be a great hit to the 50,000 or so existing fans of Anna and Tom as well as many new ones.
Winner of the Waterstone's Book Award 2010. Galaxy Children's Book Award shortlist 2010. Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011. An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at family life in all its intricacies as it revolves around pet ownership and the drama that surrounds it. Nine year old Anna tells how she and her younger brother Tom win the battle to be allowed to own a hamster each, survive the ups and downs of ownership and then, when the great hamster massacre takes places, set about finding the culprit! Anna’s view of her world will amuse all. The following titles were shortlisted for The Waterstone’s Children’s Book Award 2010 – Crowfield Curse, Desperate Measures, Flyaway, The Girl who could Fly, Love Aubrey, Meteorite Strike, Seven Sorcerers and The Toymaker
Joe has gone to live with his dad, leaving behind his beloved pet rabbit. Anna and Suzanne try to look after it for him, but when the rabbit becomes ill, they're convinced it's because it's missing Joe. Now Joe is sick too. The girls are certain that Joe and the rabbit will die unless they are reunited soon... But can Anna and Tom and Suzanne pull off The Great Rabbit Rescue in time?
A very natural and honest version of life's events from the perspective of a young girl - from her suspicions about her neighbours, to her rocky friendship with the girl next door; from the sudden death of her beloved granny to her relentless quest for a pet hamster, only to then find it mysteriously slaughtered - which kickstarts a local investigation of 'suspects'.
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