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Atticus Claw Breaks the Law (Atticus Claw: World's Greatest Cat Detective) Paperback – 6 Sep 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (6 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571284493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571284498
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 1.3 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A hilarious story of criminal cats, malicious magpies and a police inspector called Cheddar. (Jane Sandell The Scotsman 2012-12-10)

Young readers will adore Atticus (Independent)

This engaging story is perfect for more confident readers aged seven and upwards. With an exciting storyline, enjoyable charcters and plenty of silly situations, it makes a fun-filled read. (Booktrust online 2012-10-03)

AtticusClawis set to be a firm favourite with those who like their thrills heavily laced with humour, so look out for further adventures. (We Love this Book 2012-12-04)

A sprightly little read for the under-twelves (The Book Bag 2012-12-04)

This book is very cleverly written and is lovely to read aloud to children of all ages. It's funny and packed with interest and a great plot - thoroughly recommended. (Armadillo Magazine)

Grey's writing is clear and precise, without talking down to her audience, creating both humour and tension. And every other page is decorated with little sketches of a cat, a piece of stolen jewellery, or a rooftop skyline, which is a nice little touch.Atticus, far from being a pussy, stands up and takes what's coming to him yet still manages to come out on top. Purrfect. (Waterstones Reader Reviews 2012-12-04)

This is perfect for both boys and girls, and will make bedtime stories all the more exciting for grown-ups. A wonderful new novel for the 5-8 year old market, I can't wait for the next one! (Waterstones Reader Reviews 2012-12-04)

I really enjoyed reading AtticusClaw. I like the idea that animals make plans together but I was gladAtticuswas one of the good guys in the end. I would like to read more stories about AtticusClaw! (Shannon, aged 9 Scholastic Bookclub 2012-12-04)

This new book about a cat burglar is really worth a read ... Great read! (ABC Magazine)

Fans of Jennifer Gray and Amanda Swift's hilarious romp Guinea Pigs Online will be pleased to hear that Jennifer has a new book out featuring a talented cat burglar namedAtticusClaw. WillAtticusfall for a life of crime when Jimmy the Magpie proposes his plans for an ambitious jewel heist? Purrfect for independent readers,AtticusClawBreaks the Law is a fast and funny mystery tale (or should that be tail?). (Red House 2012-12-04)

Told with a light touch, this is an attractively witty story with great animal characters ... Perfect for fans of Humphrey the Hamster and other madcap animal adventues, the hilarious but loveable rogueAtticuswill keep readers guessing as he tries to decide whether his cat burglar days are over for good! (Julia Eccleshare lovereading4kids.co.uk 2012-12-04)

A funny and purr-fect new series. Move over Macavity there's a new mystery cat in town. (TBK Mag 2012-12-04)

Atticus is the coolest feline on the block (Andy Cope, Author of Spy Dog 2012-12-04)

Atticus Claw puts the WOW! into meow . . . Highly recommended by my cat! (Jeremy Strong, author of The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog 2012-12-04)

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Atticus Claw Breaks the Law, by Jennifer Gray, introduces Atticus Grammaticus Cattypus Claw - the world's greatest cat burglar!

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Atticus Claw Breaks the Law is a great new kids book, which kept both me and my six-year-old daughter gripped, and her begging me for "just one more chapter".

It's the story of a master criminal cat burglar called Atticus Grammaticus Cattypuss Claw - a tabby cat who lives in Monaco, and takes on a job in England for a bunch of ruffian magpies who want him to steal all the town's humans' jewellery in revenge for the deaths of other birds.

I won't spoil the story but Atticus meets and stays with Inspector Cheddar and his family, and ends up pitting his wits the dastardly magpies.

My daughter is very excited about the two new Atticus Claw books promised in the next 12 months.
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A year 4 pupil(Leanne)loved this book and wrote the following review:

I would recommend this book to people who enjoy exciting adventure and criminal stories.

It is a brilliant book about a cat called Atticus Claw who steals loads of jewels for some really nasty magpies. Atticus Claw you should know is no ordinary pussy cat, he is a cat burglar! With the police going to every crime scene they are hot on his heels! He stays with the Cheddar family, where Mr. Cheddar is a police officer!

Read this book if you want to find out more!
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This is a charming little story based around the adventures of detective cat, Atticus Claw. We enjoyed the character, but are somewhat bemused by acclaim this story has had. Maybe it's because there is a dearth of really fine stories for 7-9 year old readers. There's certainly a need for stimulating authors who aren't American, nor Roald Dahl or David Walliams.
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This is a real good book, its fresh/different & really entertaining with some really funny parts. If you love the spy dog books, then you must give this one a try, even if you're a older reader because I'm a adult & I enjoyed it.
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Atticus Claw Breaks the Law by Jennifer Gray is a story about a couple of criminal masterminds that belong to the animal world, a cop who's desperate to get a promotion and a couple of kids who would do anything to shed light on a mystery.

The first thought that crossed my mind when I saw this book was: this sounds fun. And it is fun. But, it's also thought provoking, deeply human and, unavoidably, feline.

Meet Atticus Grammaticus Cattypuss Claw, a cat unlike any other. Atticus is a thief and a cosmopolitan, somebody who likes to live as a prince. At the beginning of the story we find him living the big life in Monte Carlo, but before that he's been to Moscow and Milan, Montreal, Miami and Madrid. He's been all over the world.

He doesn't need anyone, but apparently someone needs him. Thus he receives a message, delivered by a pigeon, that summons him to the small English town of Littleton-on-Sea, for a job. The message ends like this: "It will be worth your while."

So he shoos the pigeon away and then hops on a train that takes him to the northern coasts of France from where he sails to England. He hitches another couple of rides and to Littleton-on-Sea he arrives, where he meets the customers, a gang of magpies. Jimmy is the leader of the pack.

He's curious about Jimmy's motives, as he's kind of a shadowy character, but it's not just his curiosity that makes him take the deal, it's the reward as well: six sardines for each item he steals. What more can a cat ask for? A home, of course. So he sets off to find a family to adopt. And soon enough he finds his targets; a couple of kids, a boy and a girl, walking with their nanny home.

What he doesn't know though is that they are the Cheddars, the kids of a police inspector.
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I just loved reading this book to my eight year old German granddaughter who has English as a second language. She just lapped it up as indeed did my 40 year old son. The characters are amusing and the humour is amazing. We were all falling off our perches! Brilliant stuff! It is a joy to discover a writer of such depth and wit who respects her readers and does not talk down to them. I haven't checked to see if this is available as an audiobook - with the right reader it would be an absolute riot, I'm sure, and a magnificent complement to the "real" thing.
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An interesting book that makes you want to read more . I would recommend it for beginners. It made me laugh. I think that although I absolutely love it children who are seven or eight would prefer it and get more out of it because they would see it in a different light. However, if you have half an hour and not a lot to do then I recommend you sit down and read this book because you WILL like it. I promise.
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*spoiler alert* this book is about a Tabby cat that is working for bad magpies. and realises that he dose not want to carry on making burglaries for them. I realy enjoyed it. it was full of mistery and working together. readers will love this book.
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