Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Awards Best Book for Younger Readers - Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013 Atticus Claw is a cat with a background. And not in a good way… Atticus Claw is the world’s leading cat burglar and, when he’s approached by the equally criminal Jimmy Magpie to steal all the sparkling gems in Littleton-on-Sea, the pair looks set for a life of crime. But then Atticus Claw meets Inspector Cheddar and his family and soon he sees there is more to life than crime… Told with a light touch, this is an attractively witty story with great animal characters.
Perfect for fans of Humphrey the Hamster and other madcap animal adventues, the hilarious but loveable rogue Atticus will keep readers guessing as he tries to decide whether his cat burglar days are over for good!
When Atticus receives a mysterious message asking him to a meeting in a sleepy coastal town, he packs his bags and sets off. The world's greatest cat burglar likes a good mystery and this time curiosity has got the better of him. The writer of the message, it turns out, is none other than Jimmy the Magpie, gang leader. He wants Atticus to steal all the jewels in town and leave the humans baffled. And what could be more straightforward? But when Atticus moves in with Inspector Cheddar and his family, he starts to wonder if a life of crime is really for him ...
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
‘Atticus is the coolest feline on the block.’ Andy Cope, author of Spy Dog
‘Atticus Claw puts the WOW! into meow . . . Highly recommended by my cat!’ Jeremy Strong, author of The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog
|Publication date:||6th September 2012|
|Publisher:||Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber and Faber|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
Jennifer Gray is a lawyer and writer. Jennifer's other work includes the Guinea Pigs Online series for younger readers, and a new series for 7+, Chicken Mission. Her Atticus Claw books have been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and received numerous great reviews - especially from children! She lives in London and Scotland with her husband and four children, and of course Henry, a friendly but enigmatic cat.More About Jennifer Gray