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Matty, Detective Cat

Matty, Detective Cat

by Catto Press


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Matty, Detective Cat is the sometimes-true tale of a Cambridge cat that leaves all the "dog hero" stories in the dust. This feisty elder feline brings home slices of salami instead of mice, makes friends (in her own way) with neighbors, sits firm with big dogs, AND helps police catch an arsonist. Besides cat escapades, Matty, Detective Cat includes some real scientific techniques that police use to catch criminals. Illustrations by Marilyn Wheeler complement the text and draw the reader into the story. Matty, Detective Cat is suitable for all ages, particularly ages 9 to 12.

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ISBN-13: 9780985818609
Publisher: Catto Press
Publication date: 07/10/2012
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Joanne Blondin wrote stories about her outdoor adventures and wanted to put them in a book. Friends told her that no one would be interested because she was not trekking in the Himalayas or Outer Mongolia.
Then, a truly remarkable cat walked into her condo. That cat became the heroine of Joanne Blondin's first children's book, Matty, Detective Cat. Matty brought in slices of salami instead of mice; didn't move when a large German Shepard dog only a few feet away barked at her; and begged for chicken from her neighbor while he was barbequing. To emphasize how remarkable Matty was, she added some pretend characters: George and Charlie, arson investigators, Taylor, a chemist and Billy, her neighbor's brother-in-law to her story.

Marilyn Wheeler is a portrait artist. Between commissions she illustrated Matty, Detective Cat.

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