Synopses & Reviews
Nine-year-old Kate Purdy is traveling from Missouri to Oregon by wagon train, and shes worried about Snuggs—the pretty little cat who took a shine to her and decided to come along for the ride even though there are no pets allowed on the wagon train. No matter what happens, Snuggs the cat has to stay a secret!
“An action-packed, highly readable tale.”—Publishers Weekly
William H. Hooks has written over 40 other books for children, including The Legend of the Christmas Rose and The Mighty Sante Fe.
"Moving West on the Oregon Trail, nine-year-old Kate Purdy and her family ward off a buffalo stampede and an Indian attack, and deal with a stowaway cat and her kittens, all the while chronicling the trip itself and the developing friendship between Kate and Rosie Murphy. Hooks gives the essence of Kate's sensitive and cunning nature while portraying Rosie as a self-sufficient young girl. The fast-moving plot helps readers along."--School Library Journal.
When a young pioneer girl smuggles a cat aboard the wagon train taking her family from Missouri to Oregon, it turns out to be the best thing she could have done.