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Fantastic adventure - a boy and CATS!
on 20 August 2012
This book is the first of a trilogy: the second book is "The Chase" and the third is "The Truth".
The books involve a boy who, as a baby, was scratched by a cheetah. Henceforth, he can speak not just English, but CAT - and cat from the last of the sabre tooth tigers to a primped and puffed up Parisian lady cat, and some rather fierce alley cats. The boy's parents are kidnapped, because of the work they are doing as scientists. The boy sets out to find them, and this is when he realises how useful it is is to be able to speak Cat. He spends some time on a crazy circus ship, from which he rescues six homesick lions.
I'll not say any more about these books except that they are a MUST to read (10 years +), and would make a fabulous film. (I have written to Sir Peter Jackson suggesting this as his next project, but apparently he has a new project in mind.) I only hope that Disney doesn't get hold of them and turn them into cartoons. With all of thetechnology availabale via Weta Workshop and others, there is no need for "proper" stories to be "dumbed down" into cartoon form.