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Random Acts of Kittens

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A heartwarming story about learning to love cats (and friends) of all stripes!
When Natalia finds a lost cat with newborn kittens, she desperately wants to keep one. Whether or not her mami agrees to a new pet, Natalia will have to find homes for the rest of the litter. So she and her friend Reuben hatch the perfect plan: Using an anonymous account, Natalia announces to her
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 26th 2019 by Scholastic
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Natalia finds a very young cat who has just had kittens in her family's garage. It's winter break, and very cold outside, so she brings them in, knowing that her mother, visiting grandmother, and older sister won't be thrilled. She even calls a cat rescue, which is unfortunately filled up, and takes the cats to the local vet, using her own money. With her sister's help, her mother agrees to foster them until they are old enough to be placed in other homes. Natalia has gotten in troub
Jenna Freedman
Sep 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Middle grades novels aren't my thing, but kittens are, so I gave Kittens a try. The story centers on 11-year-old Natalia (Nati), who has a perfect older sister and had a recent falling out with her longtime co-bestie Meera. Meera and Nati had gotten into a social/social media tussle last year over slime entrepreneurship, and now they're both close with their other BFF, Reuben, but not with each other. When Nati discovers a kitten who just gave birth to five kittens, including a barely surviving ...more
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-lit
Super charming story of how a girl’s act of kindness both helps herself and spreads to people around her. Plus: so much kitten action! If you have an animal-mad child, they will love seeing the main character rescue a whole family of cats!
Michelle Stimpson
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is as adorable as the kittens inside of it. Perfect for upper elementary students, this is a story of friendship, kindness, and rescue kittens. Natalia is a delightfully flawed character that you can't help but root for. ...more
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Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) is a fútbol obsessed Argentine-American. She’s the mother of 5 kids and 2 adorable dogs. Yamile’s an inaugural Walter Dean Meyers Grant recipient, a graduate of Voices of our Nation (VONA) and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Writing for Children program.
She’s represented by Linda Camacho, from the Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency.

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