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To Catch a Cat

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  83 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Eleven-year-old Robin wants to join a popular gang at school. They'll accept him, though only if he kidnaps the prize-winning cat of old Mrs. Nordling first.

But when Robin sneaks into the Nordlings' house in the dark of night, he gets more than just a schoolyard thrill. An argument, strange sounds, a woman's cry, and the cat--hurled out of a room--are all Robin needs to gr...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 15th 2002 by Minotaur Books (first published 2000)
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Jill Holmes
Marian Babson writes brilliant thrillers set in England that are truly "cosies"--not only are they suitable for curling up with a nice cuppa, but she throws the cuddly cat in as well. In "To Catch a Cat", 11-year-old Robin wants desperately to join a 'gang' of popular school kids, but they have set difficult tasks for Robin and his friend to perform for entry. Robin is charged with breaking into the Nordling house and catching their cat. This is no ordinary cat but a pedigreed champion nicknamed...more
Fun, easy read! Enjoyable because it's not part of a series, it's a stand-alone book. Sometimes series get bogged down, it's nice to have a whole story, beginning to end without dragging on. I would recommend this book!
I really enjoy light mysteries, and Marian Babson's cat books fit the bill. You won't figure out whodunit, but just sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy the atmosphere. ***I have read other books of hers, but have found them slightly more disturbing and less fun than the ones that feature cats.
Vicki G
This book was better than I thought, but I still can't believe I had no memory of the events in the book. I've read it once before, but the only thing I remembered is that the boy cuts the cat's hair. To disguise him from Mr. Nordling, who's looking for both of them b/c they witnessed the murder.
Glennys Uiagalelei
I had a hard time reading this book to the end. Did not enjoy it. I was hard pressed to decide if this was a children's book or not. The end leaves you hanging for several of the main characters.
a bit too violent but satisfying end
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Marian Babson, a pseudonym for Ruth Stenstreem, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, but has lived in London for the greater part of her life.

She has worked as a librarian; managed a campaign headquarters; been a receptionist, secretary, and den mother to a firm of commercial artists; and was co-editor of a machine knitting magazine, despite the fact that she can’t knit, even with two needles.

A lon...more
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