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Katie the Catsitter



by
Colleen AF Venable
illustrated by
Stephanie Yu

Edition
Library edition with trade jacket added
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Random House
ISBN
9781984895646
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Katie is dreading the boring summer ahead while her best friends are all away at camp—something that's way out of Katie and her mom's budget, UNLESS Katie can figure out a way earn the money for camp herself. But when Katie gets a job catsitting for her mysterious upstairs neighbor, life get interesting. First, Madeline has 217 cats (!) and they're not exactly…normal cats. Also, why is Madeline always out EXACTLY when the city's most notorious villain commits crimes?! Is it possible that Katie's upstairs neighbor is really a super villain? Can Katie wrangle a whole lot of wayward cats, save a best friendship (why is Beth barely writing back? And who's this boy she keeps talking about?!), AND crack the biggest story in the city's history? Some heroes have capes…Katie has cats!Full-color illustrations.  

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

224

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8"

Dewey

F

AR

3: points 1

Lexile

GN340L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2021

Book Genres

Graphic Novels, Adventure

Topics

Earning money. Camp. Pet sitting. Cats. Supervillains. Neighbors. New York City. Humorous stories. 

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Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

To join her two best friends at a pricey sleepaway camp outside of the city, plucky Katie, star of this entertaining graphic novel, puts up a flyer in her apartment building to advertise her entrepreneurial talents and earn some quick cash. Unfortunately, Katie is no match for spry Mr. Quinn, who can carry his own groceries up the stairs, or Mrs. Bell’s plants, which require complicated watering instructions. Katie finds her perfect job cat-sitting for Ms. Madeline Lang, who has somehow kept her 217 felines a total secret from the building’s snoopy super. These not-so-savage cats have varied, impressive skills and intellects that they use to test Katie, so much so that she starts to suspect Ms. Lang might just be a supervillain… but things aren’t that simple. Yue’s drawing style will remind readers of Raina Telgemeier’s work (most recently Guts, rev. 9/19), and the occasional departures from standard paneling keep the visuals feeling fresh. Venable includes a cast of supportive adults who provide Katie with scaffolding to grow out of old friends and into new interests that completement her love of animals. This enjoyable story (for which a sequel is promised) will pique the interest of readers who like their mased heroes with a penchant for animal activism. NIKI MARION

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

To join her two best friends at a pricey sleepaway camp outside of the city, plucky Katie, star of this entertaining graphic novel, puts up a flyer in her apartment building to advertise her entrepreneurial talents and earn some quick cash. Unfortunately, Katie is no match for spry Mr. Quinn, who can carry his own groceries up the stairs, or Mrs. Bell’s plants, which require complicated watering instructions. Katie finds her perfect job cat-sitting for Ms. Madeline Lang, who has somehow kept her 217 felines a total secret from the building’s snoopy super. These not-so-savage cats have varied, impressive skills and intellects that they use to test Katie, so much so that she starts to suspect Ms. Lang might just be a supervillain… but things aren’t that simple. Yue’s drawing style will remind readers of Raina Telgemeier’s work (most recently Guts, rev. 9/19), and the occasional departures from standard paneling keep the visuals feeling fresh. Venable includes a cast of supportive adults who provide Katie with scaffolding to grow out of old friends and into new interests that completement her love of animals. This enjoyable story (for which a sequel is promised) will pique the interest of readers who like their mased heroes with a penchant for animal activism. NIKI MARION

Grades 2-6
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