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Cat Among the Pigeons

Cat Among the Pigeons

A Cat Royal Adventure (Volume 2)

Julia Golding

Square Fish


Trade Paperback


Welcome back to the seedy underbelly of London, in 1790. Cat Royal and her friends at the Theater Royal are getting ready for their next performance. But the star of the show may not make it to opening night. Pedro has proved to all of London that he is a brilliant musician and a gifted actor, but, according to Mr. Kingston Hawkins, Pedro is nothing more than a slave. When Cat attempts to secure Pedro's freedom, she ends up risking her own and has to go into hiding. Go undercover with Cat as she infiltrates aristocratic society one moment and Billy Shepherd's gang hideaway the next. The irrepressible Cat Royal never fails to stir up trouble—and save the day—wherever she goes.


Praise for Cat Among the Pigeons

“Golding weaves a fine historic tale about the antislavery battle in England in the 1790s by way of an ensemble of colorful characters, death-defying adventures, witty dialogue and narration, and lively action.” —Booklist, Starred Review

“The London streets come alive, as do the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade. Despite the youth of its narrator, this thriller will captivate teens as old as fifteen or sixteen. Cat has a zest for life, unadulterated by her encounters with the worst of the age. Every setting and character in this story is richly imagined, and readers will look forward to the next adventure.” —VOYA

“Golding spins a tale that starts with a bang. . . . An adventurous ride full of mystery, suspense, and history along the way.” —School Library Journal

“The pace is quick and engaging and the colorful evocation of 1790s London will keep readers plunging on and awaiting the next installment.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Golding succeeds in doing what is best about historical fiction: putting her readers into the past so they are able to imagine how life was then.” —KLIATT

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About the author

Julia Golding

JULIA GOLDING is the author of more than a dozen children's books, and she's married with three children and lives in Oxford, England. The adventures of Cat Royal continue in Fall 2009 with Cat O' Nine Tales, available from Roaring Brook Press.

Julia Golding

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