Catscape

Mike Nicholson

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£6.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

Winner of the Kelpies Prize. When Fergus and Murdo set out to test their detective skills, a funny adventure ensues. Set in Edinburgh.

Format:
paperback
Size:
198 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
Extent:
176 pages
ISBN:
9780863155314
Publication date:
13 Oct 2005
Series:
Kelpies

Description

Fergus can't believe it when his brand-new digital watch starts going backwards. Then he crashes (literally) into gadget-loving Murdo and a second mystery comes to light: cats are going missing all over the neighbourhood.

This book was the winner of the Kelpies Prize. Sharply and wittily observed, it's a story of unlikely friendships, unexpected allies and cat surveillance.

Reviews

'A well-paced, entirely convincing mystery novel, full of suspense, wit and unexpected twists and turns. Beautifully written in a clear, accessible style with plenty of direct speech and detailed description, it is an excellent, gripping yarn for anyone over 9 years old.'
-- School Librarian

'This delightful, whimsical story will appeal to children of all ages. It is well written without being condescending, and the plot is unusual and quite gripping.'
-- Stockbridge & New Town Independent

'I thought the story was great... I would definitely recommend it to my friends because it is such a good book.'
-- Annie, age 8, Peebleshire, Scotland

'A ripping yarn and beautifully plotted. A real boys-own adventure story.'
-- Catherine Forde, author of Fat Boy Swim

'What starts out to be a bit of fun soon develops in to a dangerous adventure. I really enjoyed the plot and would recommend it to younger readers.'
-- Hannah, Broughton High School

'I really enjoyed this book... I think I would probably enjoy another one of Mike Nicholson's books.'
-- Rachael, Teen Titles

'I liked it because it was a mystery but it was also quite funny. I would recommend the book to anyone.'
-- Emma, Teen Titles

Author

Mike Nicholson was the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2005 for new Scottish writing for children. A member of local writing group Broadside, he based Catscape, his first book, in his home neighbourhood of Comely Bank, Edinburgh. He has since published another novel for children, Grimm, and a Scottish picture book, Thistle Street.

You can also visit the author's own website at http://www.mikenicholson.co.uk/

Media

Don't miss the Discover Kelpies website for children with exclusive author interviews, fun stuff and latest gossip on your favourite Scottish stories.

Links

Another great story by Mike Nicholson:
Grimm

Catscape was the winner of Floris Books' Kelpies Prize for new Scottish writing for children. Find out more about the Kelpies Prize and send your manuscript: next year, it could be your book being published!

Mike Nicholson has also written a fab picture book for children aged 3+:
Thistle Street: a braw Scots story for bairns!

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