Highway Cats

Highway Cats Cover

Highway Cats

By Janet Taylor Lisle; David Frankland (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142414859, 118pp.

Publication Date: August 20, 2009

When three kittens are thrown off the back of a truck, none of the highway cats knows what to make of them. They seem to have an appeal?an energy, even?that Khalia Koo, Jolly Roger, and the rest of the mangy, feral cats don't understand. But there are bigger issues to figure out when the bulldozers start coming, threatening to demolish their homes as well as several historical landmarks. Can three little kittens be the answer to saving the town?

About the Author
Janet Taylor Lisle s books for young readers have received the Newbery Honor Award ("Afternoon of the Elves"), the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction ("The Art of Keeping Cool"), Holland s Zilveren Griffel, and Italy s Premio Andersen Award, among other honors. A graduate of Smith College and former journalist, she lives in Rhode Island and often draws on Rhode Island history in her work. Visit her online at JanetTaylorLisle.com.