Synopses & Reviews
Tired of dodging fishwives’ brooms and carriage wheels, alley cat Skilley yearns for the comfort of Ye olde Cheshire Cheese, a popular London inn. When he hears that the innkeeper is in need of a mouser, he hatches a scheme so audacious it will surely set him up for the rest of his nine lives. Once installed at the Cheese, Skilley looks forward to a life of ease. But a resident mouse named Pip uncovers Skilley’s scandalous secret, and the desperate cat is forced to make a pact with him. The two become allies, and harmony reigns until they are drawn into an intrigue involving a tyrannical cook, a strange visitor hidden in the attic, and an evil tomcat called Pinch. The ensuing mayhem threatens the peace of Ye olde Cheshire Cheese—and the entire British empire!
"A dirty alley cat wants nothing more than to find a comfortable spot to call home. When he finds Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, an inn in London, he thinks his search is over. But life there isn't going to be as relaxing as he initially thought, thanks to colorful characters skillfully brought to life in this audio edition by narrators Katherine Kellgren and Robin Sachs. Kellgren's pitch-perfect London dialect is a real delight; it whisks the listener away to another time and place. Enjoyable for both young and old, this audiobook is an undeniably compulsive listen. Ages 8 12. A Peachtree hardcover." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times
best-selling author and has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty years. Her books have received numerous awards and honors. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee and like most immigrants sees the world from multiple perspectives. She lives in Georgia.
Randall Wright is the author of several novels for young readers, including A Hundred Days From Home, The Silver Penny, and Hunchback, a 2004 VOYA Top Shelf Award winner. He lives in Utah.