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Fiction Ages 8-11
Pages: 112
Themes: humor, cats
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2002
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TJ may not like cats, but that doesn't stop a taxi from showing up at his door bearing his grandmother's four felines. Killer, Cleo, Kink and Maximillian the Emperor—Max for short—invade TJ's life and replace dinosaurs as the topic for his school project. His friend and partner for the project, Seymour, is deeply disappointed; the cats in his drawings all come out looking prehistoric. The animals' presence in TJ's house leads to a series of adventures, one involving the police and another involving a mass escape.

TJ and the Cats is the first of five books in a series.
Book two is TJ and the Haunted House.
Book three is TJ and the Rockets.
Book four is TJ and the Sports Fanatic.
Book five is TJ and the Quiz Kids.

Awards

Canadian Toy Testing Council Great Books  | 2002 | Commended
CCBC Our Choice  | 2003 | Commended
Red Cedar nominee  | 2005 | Short-listed
Silver Birch nominee  | 2003 | Short-listed
SYRCA Shining Willow nominee  | 2004 | Winner
Resource Links "The Year's Best"  | 2002 | Commended
Tiny Torgi Audio Award nominee  | 2003 | Short-listed

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Ideal for Lit Circles and Independent Reading

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