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Sign of the Cat (Hardcover) (Lynne Jonell)

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Talking cats, a missing princess, swordfights with villains, and secret identities combine in this epic tale of bravery and self-discovery on the high seas.

Duncan is very smart. He also has a most unusual gift. So why does his mother encourage him to be perfectly average and insist he only get mediocre grades? His special talent is the ability to talk to cats-but Duncan longs more than anything for academic success. When Duncan rebels and gets a perfect test score, people start taking notice of him. And it turns out that some of those people may not have the best intentions . . . not by a long shot.

Duncan is a perfectly average boy growing up in a fishing village. The problem is that his mother encourages him to be perfectly average: she praises him for getting mediocre grades and encourages him to avoid extra attention. His one special talent is the ability to talk to cats?but Duncan longs more than anything for academic success. He chafes at his mother?s rules as much as he chafes against wearing the hat she forces him to wear to cover up his distinctive red hair.

When Duncan rebels and succeeds on a standardized test, however, people start taking notice of this boy. And it turns out that some of those people may not have the best intentions?

With echoes of Peter Pan and the Warriors series, Lynne Jonell tells an epic tale of bravery, adventure, and self-discovery as Duncan learns to embrace his true identity.
Number of Pages: 358
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Cats
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Lynne Jonell
Language: English
Street Date: June 16, 2015
TCIN: 17244812
UPC: 9780805096835
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-6164
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