TJ and the Cats

  • Pages:112
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:humor, cats, adventure, friendship, pets
  • Pub Date: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 Great Books   | 2002  |  Commended
CCBC Our Choice   | 2003  |  Commended
Red Cedar nominee   | 2005  |  Short-listed
Silver Birch nominee   | 2003  |  Short-listed
SYRCA Shining Willow nominee   | 2004  |  Winner
Resource Links "The Year's Best"   | 2002  |  Commended
Tiny Torgi Audio Award nominee   | 2003  |  Short-listed