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Cat Diaries

Cat Diaries

Secret Writings of the MEOW Society

Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers; illustrations by Erik Brooks

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An irresistible collection of short stories for cat lovers.

At the annual gathering of the MEOW society, cats of all kinds convene to share their stories and those of their ancestors. Chico, the smallest cat in the world, recounts stopping a crime. The Pirate Cat tells of the fateful day when he discovered a treasure while hunting for mice. And Georgio shares his delectable—and sometimes surprising—recipes.

Cat Diaries is a winning companion to Dog Diaries, also by Betsy Byars and her daughters Betsy Duffy and Laurie Myers. With gorgeous black-and-white illustrations by Erik Brooks, animal lovers and reluctant readers will be wooed by the charm, strength, and wit of these feline friends.

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Praise for Cat Diaries

“Drama, humor, excitement, and love fuel these short, well-written stories that are certain to be relished by dog lovers.” —Booklist on My Dog, My Hero

“[T]his collection will be a hit with its target audience and is perfect for encouraging reluctant readers.” —Kirkus Reviews on The SOS File

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About the author

Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers; illustrations by Erik Brooks

Betsy Byars, a Newbery Medal winner, and her two daughters, Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers—both well-known authors of books for young readers—have together written several popular story collections. Betsy Byars lives in South Carolina, and her daughters live in Georgia.
Erik Brooks has illustrated Boo's Dinosaur by Betsy Byars and Monkey Business by Shirley Climo, in addition to the first Secret Writings book, Dog Diaries. He lives in the Methow Valley in north central Washington.

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