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Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1

(Klawde, Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  331 ratings  ·  87 reviews
Klawde is not your average cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant... and he's about to become Raj Banerjee's best friend. Whether he likes it or not.

Klawde had everything. Sharp claws. Fine fur. And, being the High Commander of the planet Lyttyrboks, an entire world of warlike cats at his command. But when he is
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Penguin Workshop
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This is a really cute middle grade story. When I saw the title I had to pick it up. I mean, how could I not learn more about an evil alien warlord cat. Add to that that I’ve listened to both narrators before and really loved their work. I just had to try it.

Klawde, the evil alien warlord cat, comes from the planet of Lyttyrboks. He is exiled to Earth and finds refuge from the liquid falling from the sky with Raj, a
With a flash of light, he was gone, teleported to the horrible, ravaged planet Earth! I had a wonderful, hilarious time reading this children’s book. It wasn’t just my love of cats that made this book entertaining, it was Klawde and his witty descriptions that stole the show. As Klawde described living amongst us carnivorous ogres, he couldn’t believe that Raj didn’t realize Klawde was the greatest feline warlord to walk the universe.

Raj had problems of his own. They had just moved to Oregon
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Students started getting excited about this book at the end of this school year. I always try to read the first one in a series. The kids were right. It was intriguing about a cat who comes from another planet and can talk. He is actually an "evil alien warlord cat". One of the writers is from Oregon, which happens to be the setting. That makes it believable to my students, next door in Washington.

The summer camp was funny. His parents thought it was a regular camp, but it was a survival camp.

Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
A cat makes a perfect evil alien warlord...of course! Klawde's thoughts on Earth are very entertaining as he is constantly stumped by the stupidity of "furless ogres" and the limited language and abilities of earth cats. The best scene in the whole book is when Klawde first experiences catnip. It's outrageously funny. His evil scheming keeps the story moving along with the alternating story of the the boy who found him, Raj, who's at a nature sleepover camp. The camp counselor is insane which ...more
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bedtime-stories
OMG this book was just toooo charming! I laughed so many times and had a blast reading the voice of an evil alien warlord cat to my son. I mean, the author definitely hit the nail on the head with how cats act, and the reasons behind it made me want to shake with laughter.
I hope the next time I take my son to the book store, he'll choose the sequel, because we had so much fun with this one.
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
First in a series. Klawde has come to Earth from outer space and he is bitter about it. He wants to train neighborhood kittens as his soldiers and become a warlord again. This is a cute, quick read with lots of humor in it. I borrowed the book from the school library.
Raven Black
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Humorous and slightly different take on a classic growing up story.
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quite funny
It's cute (in a good way). And funny.
I like the dueling/complementary perspectives of the alien feline and the middle-school boy who is feeling somewhat alien in new home.
Jane Maple
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The first in a series, Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 tells the story of a vicious warlord cat from another planet. Former High Commander of the planet Lyttyrbox, Wyss-Kuzz is banished from his home planet and sent to a place where carnivorous ogres live: the planet Earth.

Wyss-Kuzz arrives in Oregon in the driving rain and attempts to enter Raj Banerjee's home by pressing a button, which turns out to be the doorbell rather than an electronic portal opener (disappointing -- so primitive,
Paul Grubb
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was clearly not the target audience for this book. In my defense, I *thought* it was a graphic novel when I ordered it from the library. I will concede that it had some very cute "cat insights" that I enjoyed. The rest I just had to get through. It did go fast, though, and I imagine younger readers would have a ball with it.
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Klawde has been exiled to earth from his planet. Trying to escape from the rain he rings Raj's doorbell and that is how he becomes a "pet." Raj himself has his own major problem of how to get out of attending Camp Eclipse. His mother is not buying his excuses. Now the two must work together to get Klawde home and Raj home alive from Camp Eclipse.

This is one of the funniest books I have read. I love the use of the first person-point-of view from Klawde and Raj. Klawde is cynical and sarcastic. I
Tamara Menninger
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars all the way around for Klawde Evil Alien Warlord Cat! This is the perfect read for middle school fans of Captain Underpants and Dog Man as well as reluctant readers.
The chapters alternate between Klawde and "his human" Raj, the Brooklyn kid transplated to Oregon.
I especially found myself laughing at Klawde's perspectives about Earth cats and humans. Despite Klawde's desire for revenge to regain his position of Lord High Emperor, Klawde's growing relationship with Raj (and Raj's love for
Moorhead Public Library
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: juvenile, arcs
Advanced copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Actual rating: 3.5/5

Reviewed by: Cassey

If you’re looking for a story about an evil alien warlord cat who was tragically overthrown and sent to Earth as his punishment, wouldn’t ya know it, this is it! When Klawde (our evil alien warlord cat) is sent to Earth, he immediately finds a family of OGRES - or what we would call humans. Raj, a young “ogre”-boy, adopts Klawde, but has his own problems with a very serious summer
Becky B
When Wyss-Kuzz, evil alien warlord, gets banished to Earth for his crimes, he gets taken in by a boy new to Elba, Oregon desperate for a friend. Of course, Raj has no idea his cat is a) an alien or b) a war criminal. He dotes on his new feline friend when he isn't trying to survive the survival camp that his mom signed him up for. And Wyss-Kuzz, who Raj's father has dubbed Klawde, is commandeering all the small appliances in the house in hopes of constructing a teleporter to get him back to his ...more
Ms. Yingling
Nov 24, 2018 rated it liked it
ARC provided by publisher

Raj is unhappy that his family has moved from Brooklyn, New York where he had lots of friends and things to do, do rainy Elba, Oregon. Even more unhappy is Wyss-Kuzz, the deposed Lord High Emperor of Planet Lytterbox who is exiled to Earth... and ends up on Raj's doorstep. Raj is hoping to finally get his parents to agree to let him have a pet, and Wyss-Kuzz (who is renamed Klawde by Raj's dad) just wants to get out of the rain and have a space space from which he can
Bree Dumont
May 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat is about and alien cat, Klawde, who is exiled from his planet (due to his evil warlord ways,) to Earth. Confused by this new world, he is taken in by an small ogre, Raj, who has just moved to town with his parents. Klawde's one goal is to build a teleporter that will get him back to his planet. Klawde's point of view is hilarious - he cannot understand what a litter box is, and the trip to the vet was an absolute favorite scene, but I wanted more. There were also ...more
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In a lot of ways, I think Dogman would have a hard time defeating Klawde, the evil alien warlord cat.

Klawde is battle ready and VERY ANGRY at being exiled to Earth from his home planet. Have you ever seen an angry cat? Even one that is not an evil alien warlord? You must know that they are not to be messed with.

Yes, Klawde is angry and out for revenge. Very quickly, Klawde realizes that if he is to find a way back home, he must work with a human to help rebuild his planet’s advanced technology
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
His name was Lord High Emperor...or at least that's what others called him to his face because his given name was...Wyss-Kuzz. (Get it? Don't you just LOVE the play on words?!) He had attitude, he had style, he had a thirst like no other to rule his fellow cats with an iron paw...and yet he was not invincible. Despite the fact that I want to tell you everything, I won't (though I do tell you more in my review on my site!) because seriously, experiencing it first hand is like CATNIP to the soul! ...more
MeganRuth - Alohamora Open a Book
Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: 3rd-5th graders and teachers/parents for a read aloud.
"Sometimes a great leader must know when to leave his troops behind. As the saying goes, There are always more soldiers, but there is only one warlord." (haha- oh man this feline is one of a kind)

I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. I'm not the biggest space fan when it comes to books, and cats are cool but they aren't my end all be all fav. However, I thought it was a creative and fun story, and it would make a great read aloud. The reading level is at minimum 4th grade, but I
Feb 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Klawde had it all. He was the High Commander of his planet, he had sharp claws and fine fur, along with loyal followers. However, all that changes when he was betrayed and sentenced to the worst punishment possible. He was exiled to a small planet named Earth.

Raj had everything he wanted. He lived in a cool apartment in Brooklyn and his friends lived in the same building. All of his favorite stores were in walking distance. Then his mom gets a new job in Elba, Oregon and then he is forced to
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There are always more soldiers, but there is only one warlord.

Klawde is delighful, punny, and a good read. How can you go wrong with names like "Whiskers", "Floofy Fur", and "Planet Litterbox", not spelled like that, but of course. Is Klawde evil or is he simply a cat? That's a very good question as contrary to the word "evil", he's very much not. He acts and behaves like a cat in almost every way, and maybe that's what makes this book so great.

The person running the camp DOES have solid points
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Picking up this book at the store on a whim I assumed "Okay, I'm sure I can already guess the types of jokes that are going to be within." But boy was I wrong! I got just a few pages in before the evil cat described the main character going to bed: "The ogre stretched out on a soft platform, covered itself with a large piece of cloth, and died." It was then that I actually laughed out loud and settled in for a funny story of this world, conquering warlord cat adapting to his new Earth ...more
The cover looked cute, and the premise sounded right up my alley, but this book was just...blah. I don't think it was just the age gap between myself and the target audience, since I read children's books all the time. It was simply lacking in all departments, including common sense. For instance, I think an alien overlord cat would comprehend what sleep is, especially as often as cats sleep in sunlit floorspace and favorite chairs. However, this supposedly superior space feline thinks the ...more
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, fiction
Klawde is a fast-paced plot driven story about Wyss-Kuss, the Lord High Emperor of the planet Lyttyrboks, who has just been banished to Earth. He ends up with a family of ogres (humans) and is befriended by Raj, the boy in the family. They name him Klawde. After he mindmelds with Raj, so Klawde can communicate with him to help him build a teleportation device so Klawde can return to his home planet. Raj is having troubles of his own as him family just moved to Oregon and he has no friends so his ...more
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Excellent fun. Told in two distinct, alternating voices that provide quite different perspectives on events. The human child shows nice character growth; the alien cat, thankfully, does not, staying evil to the end. That conquering emperor was betrayed and overthrown, then exiled to a prison planet populated by ogres--Earth. The child has recently been whisked away from his urban life in the big city to a small Oregon community, then sent to what his parents think is a nature camp but is really ...more
jess  (bibliophilicjester)
This book was actually HYSTERICAL. It's definitely written for children, but also just for cat lovers in general. Seeing Klawde's first interactions with humans and rain and's so funny?! Omg. I'm 34 and I was sitting at work cackling at things like Klawde hiding the microwave in his litter box to build advanced technological gadgets and devices I didn't care much about Raj's nature camp or whatever, but it was cute how their battles and escape attempts paralleled each other. ...more
Apr 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1-fiction
Pretty conventional Juvenal story. Evil alien cat comes to earth and befriends a young boy. Cat learns to have a heart and care for others and boy gets some courage. What is not conventional is the story structure, especially for such young audiences. The book has back and forth chapters told in 1st person from the boy's and cat's point of view. At some times it's a retelling of the events from the prior chapter just from the new point of view. Authors do a pretty good job at keeping the ...more
Michelle Sonnier
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a good book to read to my son a few chapters at a time at bedtime. The concept is amusing and the characters are well done. Handing off POV between the two main characters in alternating chapters was nice, but the shortness of some chapters and switching POV in the middle of some action arcs was jarring (sometimes it worked though, haven't been able to put my finger on why some switches worked and others didn't).

Overall, solid book that accomplished its mission - the child is more
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