TJ and the Cats

  • Pages:112
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Young Readers
  • Themes:humor, cats, adventure, friendship, pets
  • Available:09/01/2002
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:560L
  • ATOS:3.7
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:O
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TJ may not like cats, but that doesn't stop a taxi from showing up at his door bearing his grandmother's four felines. Killer, Cleo, Kink and Maximillian the Emperor—Max for short—invade TJ's life and replace dinosaurs as the topic for his school project. His friend and partner for the project, Seymour, is deeply disappointed; the cats in his drawings all come out looking prehistoric. The animals' presence in TJ's house leads to a series of adventures, one involving the police and another involving a mass escape.
Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) Great Books   | 2002  |  Commended
Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Our Choice   | 2003  |  Commended
Young Readers' Choice Book Awards of British Columbia (YRCABC) Red Cedar Book Awards   | 2005  |  Nominated
Forest of Reading Silver Birch Fiction Award   | 2003  |  Nominated
Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards - Shining Willow   | 2004  |  Winner
Resource Links, The Year's Best Books   | 2002  |  Commended
Tiny Torgi Literary Awards for Books in Alternative Formats   | 2003  |  Short-listed

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