by Sarah Beth Durst

On Sale: 06/09/2020


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by Sarah Beth Durst

On Sale: 06/09/2020


About the Book

Zoe must figure out how to keep a giant kitten safe in this magical adventure about change, expectation, and accepting all for who they truly are—regardless of shape or size.

Zoe named the kitten Pipsqueak, because she was so tiny, and promised to always take care of her. Then the kitten grew. And grew. Now she’s bigger than a horse—and talking as well! Fleeing into the woods to escape the curious eyes of the Internet, Zoe and her best friend, Harrison, must keep the giant cat hidden as they desperately search for a way to return her to normal size. If they don’t succeed, Pipsqueak may never be safe again. But why did she grow so large in the first place? And what if trying to change her back leads to even greater danger?

Critical Praise

"Durst masterfully interjects humor into a suspense-filled plot that twists and thickens as the group reaches its destination. A surprising but satisfying resolution brings this charming fantasy to a close." — Booklist (starred review)

"A fast-paced, engaging fantasy novel that cat lovers will adore." — School Library Journal

"Magical animals become a kooky, sweet metaphor for growing up." — Kirkus Reviews

"Durst imbues her tale with humor, thoroughly embracing its unusual premise with a sense of wonder." — Publishers Weekly

"Come for the horse-sized kitten, but stay for mystery, friendship, adventure and even more exceptional animals—Catalyst is a joyful read that's full of surprises!" — Emily Jenkins, New York Times bestselling co-author of the Upside-Down Magic series


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780358065029
  • ISBN 10: 035806502X
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 06/09/2020
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 10 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment

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