- Paperback: 387 pages
- Age Range: 9 - 12 years
- Publisher: Egmont (2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405243058
- ISBN-13: 978-1405243056
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.4 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Cat's Cradle (Cat Royal) Paperback – 1 Jan 2011
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About the Author
Julia Golding is the author of the award-winning Cat Royal and Girl on the Run series. Julia Golding read English at Cambridge before completing a doctorate in Literature of the Romantic Period at Oxford. Her other careers have been many and varied: a diplomat – which took her from the high point of town twinning in the Tatra Mountains to the low of inspecting the bottom of a Silesian coal mine; a pea-picker, an office temp, an Oxfam policy adviser and latterly as a freelance writer living in Oxford. Through her books for children she has won the Nestle Children’s Book Prize, the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and been shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award.
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Cat has now traveled around the world but is finally heading back to London. Upon arrival she parts ways with Billy Shephard and goes back to her old turf, welcomed back by old friend Syd and the Butcher's Boys Gang she feels like she is home. But before she has a chance to settle down properly Mr Sheridan calls round with some very interesting news. He has had word from a woman who could possibly be related to Cat. Piecing together clues from when she was abandoned as a baby it looks likely, but Cat must travel to find out.
With her new friend Bridget, Cat sets off for Scotland determined to find out if she really does have a family. I loved this book, I've been hoping all through the series that Cat will find out where she came from and this book is a lovely journey of self-discovery. Cat is growing up and getting more independent, but still very attached to her friends. I love her loyalty but also her urge for adventure.
She ends up working in a Cotton Mill, this is very well researched and I found it very interesting, you really learn about how those places worked back in 1792! There is a host of new characters in this book and I love little Jeannie, so sweet. Although I did miss the presence of Pedro, something feels wrong without him by Cat's side, but I can see how it fits with the story, just hope he will be in any future stories.
Once again the writing carries you away and makes you feel as if you are right there next to Cat and her friends. I laughed out loud in places and teared up in others. Very well done. I'm hoping there will more in the series.Read more ›
The story itself, was good, though a little more serious than the others, I thought because it was about Cats long lost family. The action which has alway been present throughout the whole Cat series, did not appear in this book till the end, but the story still kept me turning pages from begining to the very last page.I couldn't put it down, and then I was left wanting more! All in all it was another wonderful book by Julia Golding, and I am eagerly awaiting the publication date of next Cat book so I can mark it on my calendar. So Julia if you read this, WRITE FAST!!!!
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It is an amazing book I just wish that there were more in the series, like what happened to Cat's brother?Published 1 month ago by Antonia J C Hennessy
I know they are children's books but I really enjoyed the whole series and wish there was morePublished 16 months ago by Janette H.
This book was so look good please write another
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It was a good book. That's all I have to say . I read I enjoyed I finished. The EndPublished 22 months ago by andy
This book is like another world, I never knew before. When you start reading you won't be able to tear yourself away. Utterly fantastic and brilliant. Read morePublished on 30 Oct. 2014 by zheng lu
really should not have bought this but found it predictable and boring. Did not even finish it. Terrible. Just don't.Published on 23 April 2014 by meme
That was one of the best reads I've had in a while. Certainly a change from the usual love struck romance I say well done to Julia. Read morePublished on 22 April 2013 by Amazon Customer