By: Mike Nicholson
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List price: £4.99
Paperback: 192 Pages
Publisher: Floris Books (13th October 2005)
Fergus can't believe it when his brand-new digital watch starts going backwards. Then he crashes (literally) into gadget-loving Murdo and a second mystery comes to light: cats are going missing all over the neighbourhood. This book is the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2005. Sharply and wittily observed, it's a story of unlikely friendships, unexpected allies and cat surveillance.
"I think Catscape is really good..."
"If you live near Stockbridge AND you are a cat lover, then you have to read this book... I really enjoyed the plot and would recommend it to younger readers."
"A well-paced, entirely convincing mystery novel, full of suspense, wit and unexpected twists and turns. Beautifully written in a clear, accessible style with plenty of direct speech and detailed description, it is an excellent, gripping yarn for anyone over 9 years old."
"This delightful, whimsical story will appeal to children of all ages. It is well written without being condescending, and the plot is unusual and quite gripping."
"I thought the story was great. My favourite character was Jessie. I would definitely recommend it to my friends because it is such a good book. I would love to read another story about Jessie, Murdo and Fergus."
"The best book I've read."
"I loved Catscape, It's the best book I've read. The story is an exiting mystery adventure of missing cats and watches going backwards but in an ordinary place with ordinary people. I loved the main two characters Murdo and Fergus, especially that they didn't know each other to start with but soon became best friends and a good team. I also liked that Jessie the old lady was adventurous and did karate. The exiting chapter headings just made me want to keep reading. I think this book is great for boys and girls aged about 8 up."