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Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl

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A book by Daniel Pinkwater

Gr 4-6–Big Audrey, the cat-whiskered girl who returned with Iggy, Neddie, and Seamus to their plane of existence at the end of The Yggyssey (Houghton Harcourt, 2009), takes center stage in this adventure. Wanting to see more of this plane, she … see full wiki

Author: Daniel Pinkwater
Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
1 review about Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl

Amazingly fun read.

  • Jul 23, 2010
Rating:
+5
This book was my first introduction to Daniel Pinkwater's writing. I somehow managed to miss his previous offerings the Neddiad and the Ygyssey. I think you could best describe Adventure's of a Cat-Whiskered Girl as "odd but fun" reading.

If you haven't read the first two books, it is not really that big of a deal. While the writing continues in the same vein (think Illiad and Odyssey meet Spongebob on his wierdest day), the previous books are only mentioned in a few places. The Cat-Whiskered Girl is off on an adventure of her own and not just a minor character like in the Ygyssey.

Big Audrey (the main character) starts off on a quest to...well...she doesn't know where. She only knows that she is supposed to go. She gets a ride with Marlon Brando and off they go to New York. Only she never makes it. She ends up in Poughkeepsie. She works at the local UFO bookstore. Her friends include the local crazy lady (Chicken Nancy), Clarinda Quakenboss (that makes the best fritters in the Galaxy), and a half-dutch Leprechaun. Weird enough for you yet? If not, don't worry...you are in for a real treat!

My 9 year old is in the process of reading this book now. He keeps coming to me giggling about the new character that just popped up in the story. He is an advanced reader for his age and it is nice to find a story that isn't dark and gloomy or filled with romance (or both..the teen section of the local bookstore is overrun with Twilight knockoffs).

I highly recommend this book. I plan on getting the first two as soon as my son finishes with this one. We can't wait to read them together and compare the silliness.

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