Monday, June 15, 2015

"The Sign of the Cat"

New from Henry Holt and Co.: The Sign of the Cat by Lynne Jonell.

About the book, from the publisher:

Talking cats, a missing princess, swordfights with villains, and secret identities combine in this epic tale of bravery and self-discovery on the high seas.

Duncan is very smart. He also has a most unusual gift. So why does his mother encourage him to be perfectly average and insist he only get mediocre grades ? His special talent is the ability to talk to cats--but Duncan longs more than anything for academic success. When Duncan rebels and gets a perfect test score, people start taking notice of him. And it turns out that some of those people may not have the best intentions . . . not by a long shot.
Visit Lynne Jonell's website.

--Marshal Zeringue