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Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl

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Publisher Comments:

Big Audrey is a girl . . .

with cats whiskers . . .

and sort of cats eyes.

But, is there an other cat-whiskered, sort of cat-eyed girl?

Big Audrey waves goodbye to her friends Iggy and Neddie, Seamus, and Crazy Wig, in Los Angeles and hitches a ride with bongo-playing-while-driving Marlon Brando across the country to Poughkeepsie, New York, city of mystery. She finds she has questions needing answers—and a bit of inter-plane-of-existence traveling to do.

Big Audrey and her telepathic friend Molly zigzag off on an incredibly strange and kooky adventure, and solve the mystery of the cat-whiskered doppelganger.

Review:

"The best thing about Pinkwater is his untamed imagination, and like those in this book's predecessors, The Neddiad and The Yggyssey, his loveable, absurd characters feel like they've been drawn straight from the minds of elementary-school children. The story picks up after the events of The Yggyssey, with narrator Big Audrey, the partly feline girl from another plane of existence first seen in that book, getting mixed up in a series of belief-defying adventures. Leaving Yggy, Neddie, and Seamus in Los Angeles, Big Audrey hitches a ride to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., with Marlon Brando (yes, that Brando), finds a job in a paranormal bookstore, befriends a pair of mental patients, and searches for clues to her past with the help of the wise Chicken Nancy and a horrific monster/puppy, the Wolluf. Pinkwater meanders all over the place in his storytelling, weaving together nonsense and humor with bits of actual history and science. The story is fast-paced and laugh-out-loud funny, and though the ending, if it can be called that, doesn't let up on the weirdness, readers will find reasons to delight on every page. Ages 10 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Big Audrey is a girl with cat's whiskers. But is there another cat-whiskered girl? Big Audrey and her telepathic friend Molly zigzag on a strange and kooky adventure, and solve the mystery of the cat-whiskered doppelganger. Illustrations.

Synopsis:

A new YA novel in the style of THE EDUCATION OF ROBERT NIFKIN

About the Author

Daniel Pinkwater is crazy about writing, and has been trying to learn how to do it for fifty years. He has written about a hundred books, all but two or three of them good. People who own radios may know Daniel Pinkwater as a popular commentator and childrens book reviewer on National Public Radio. At one time, he lived in Los Angeles, went to a fancy private school with the children of movie stars, and ate in The Hat numerous times. He lives with his wife, the illustrator and novelist Jill Pinkwater, and several dogs and cats in a very old farmhouse in New Yorks Hudson River Valley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547223247
Author:
Pinkwater, Daniel
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Brown, Calef
Author:
Pinkwater, Daniel
Author:
Daniel Pinkw
Author:
Pinkwater, Daniel Manus
Author:
ater
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20110502
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white illustrations
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 0.54 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 288 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780547223247 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The best thing about Pinkwater is his untamed imagination, and like those in this book's predecessors, The Neddiad and The Yggyssey, his loveable, absurd characters feel like they've been drawn straight from the minds of elementary-school children. The story picks up after the events of The Yggyssey, with narrator Big Audrey, the partly feline girl from another plane of existence first seen in that book, getting mixed up in a series of belief-defying adventures. Leaving Yggy, Neddie, and Seamus in Los Angeles, Big Audrey hitches a ride to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., with Marlon Brando (yes, that Brando), finds a job in a paranormal bookstore, befriends a pair of mental patients, and searches for clues to her past with the help of the wise Chicken Nancy and a horrific monster/puppy, the Wolluf. Pinkwater meanders all over the place in his storytelling, weaving together nonsense and humor with bits of actual history and science. The story is fast-paced and laugh-out-loud funny, and though the ending, if it can be called that, doesn't let up on the weirdness, readers will find reasons to delight on every page. Ages 10 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Big Audrey is a girl with cat's whiskers. But is there another cat-whiskered girl? Big Audrey and her telepathic friend Molly zigzag on a strange and kooky adventure, and solve the mystery of the cat-whiskered doppelganger. Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,

A new YA novel in the style of THE EDUCATION OF ROBERT NIFKIN

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