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The Diary of a Killer Cat

Written by Anne Fine

Part of the Puffin Modern Classics Series

The Diary of a Killer Cat Synopsis

Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is about. Who on earth will be the next victim to arrive through the cat-flap? Can soft-hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble? The hilarious antics of Tuffy and his family are told by the killer cat himself.

The Diary of a Killer Cat Press Reviews

Cox's cartoon illustrations, complete with talk balloons, add to the wicked humor. Readers will hope for an American release of the sequel, Return of the Killer Cat. -- Kirkus Reviews The author of Alias Madam Doubtfire and other popular stories writes with the same delicious wickedness for a younger audience. -- Booklist Funny throughout. . .the black-and-white sketches, some full page, bring movement and personality to the characters. --School Library Journal Wry first-person story of a not-so-fearsome feline. Fans of this cheeky fellow will meet an equally likeable narrator . . . in Fine's Notso Hotso . -- Publisher's Weekly The sardonic British humor . . . and hilarious surprise twist at the end makes this and Fine's similar dog's journal, Notso Hotso , excellent choices for kids ready to tackle a chapter book. -- Reading Today

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141317205
Publication date: 25th November 2004
Author: Anne Fine
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 64 pages

About Anne Fine

Anne Fine was born and educated in the Midlands and now lives in County Durham. She has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults. Her novel The Tulip Touch won the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal, and was adapted for television by the BBC; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year; Bill's New Frock won a Smarties Prize, and Madame Doubtfire was made into a major feature film. Anne Fine was named Children's Laureate in 2001

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