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Altered Realities by Alfred Bester
Angus and the Ducks
by Marjorie Flack
Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
Battlestar Galactica by Jeffrey A. Carver
Bhangra Babes by Narinder Dhami
The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner
Bone: Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith
Bone: Treasure Hunters by Jeff Smith
Coast to Coast by Catherine Donzel
Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman
The Devil's Arthmetic by Jane Yolen
The Dyodyne Experiment by James Doulgeris and V. Michael Santoro
The Emergence of Maps in Libraries by Walter William Ristow
Finding Marco by Kenneth C. Cancellara
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Klondike Cat by Julie Lawson
Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Little Rascals by Leonard Maltin
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins
More Flanimals by Ricky Gervais
Mr McGratt and the Ornery Cat by Marilyn Helmer
My Guy by Sarah Weeks
Pass It Down by Leonard S. Marcus
Pure by Terra Elan McVoy
The Quest for Merlin's Map (The Jumper Chronicles) by W. C. Peever
Pure by Terra Elan McVoy
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine by Ann Hood
Texas Tomboy by Lois Lenski
Thief of Shadows by Fred Chappell
Wildfire by Sarah Micklem

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for The Klondike Cat

The Klondike Cat: 10/26/10

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Back when Harriet was going through her cat book phase, I saw The Klondike Cat by Julie Lawson on display at my library. We happened to be re-watching Gay Purr-ee at the same time which has a scene where Jaune-Tom and Robespierre are shanghaied and sold as ship's cats on a clipper bound for the Klondike. So the combination of cats and the Klondike Gold Rush were fresh on our minds. The book seemed like a perfect fit for us.

Noah and his pa are moving to the Klondike. Noah can't bear to leave his beloved cat and smuggles her into his bag. His decision to bring her along has good and bad consequences. Fortunately Noah and his dad are able to reach a compromise over the cat. It ended up opening a conversation about how Ian and I have moved with Caligula cat many times, including from Southern to Northern California.

Coupled with the story's historical setting and a father and son moving out to the wilderness are Paul Mombourquette's gorgeous illustrations. The book is worth a second read just to appreciate the artwork.

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