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Early readers will enjoy Linda Newbery’s Cat Tales series. In Smoke Cat, Blue is a shadowy cat who seems to vanish into a puff of smoke whenever he is called. The old lady who is his owner is mysterious, too. Simon enjoys the detective work of finding out just what is going on. In her Cat Tales titles Linda Newbery gives her cats strong roles and real personalities. Why not check out Shop Cat as well.
When Simon's family moves home he is baffled by the elderly lady next-door, who has the rather strange habit of talking to her plants. Then one night, as he watches her calling into her garden, she is surrounded by shadowy, purring forms, and he realizes that only he can see this ghostly neighbour and her spooky feline friends.
|Publication date:||30th January 2009|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Linda Newbery always wanted to be a writer, filling exercise books with stories which she hid in her wardrobe, but only began submitting her work once she became a secondary school teacher. She had her first novel published in 1988 and is now a full-time writer. Linda writes for various age groups and has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, for The Shell House and Sisterland and in 2006 won the Costa Children’s Book Award for Set in Stone.Linda lives in a Northamptonshire village with her husband and three cats. She is an active member of the SAS ...More About Linda Newbery
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