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Ava and Taco Cat (Ava and Pip #2)

Carol Weston


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Fall in love with the second installment in the Ava and Pip series, perfect for the young cat lover in your life. Written as short diary entries, this quick, heartwarming read follows 11 year old Ava as she learns patience and persistence are all part of growing up.

Ava Wren desperately wants a cat for her 11th birthday--but gets way more than she bargained for when she adopts a rescue cat.

When Ava Wren hears about an injured yellow tabby with mismatched ears, she becomes obsessed and wants to rescue him. She even picks out a perfect palindromic name: T-A-C-O-C-A-T. But when Taco joins the family, he doesn't snuggle or purr--all he does is hide. Worse, Ava's best friend starts hanging out with Zara, a new girl in fifth grade. Ava feels alone and writes an acclaimed story, "The Cat Who Wouldn't Purr" with her sister. What begins as exciting news turns into a disaster.

How can Ava make things right? And what about sweet, scared little Taco?

Ava and Taco Cat is perfect for: Kids who love cats and budding animal rescue enthusiasts9 to 12 year old girlsYoung aspiring writersReluctant readers

Sourcebooks Young Readers, 9781492620808, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

About the Author

Carol Weston writes for kids, teens, and grown-ups and has been the advice columnist at Girls' Life since 1994. Newsweek calls her a "Teen Dear Abby." Her twelve books include The Diary of Melanie Martin and the three additional titles in the Melanie Martin series, as well as several nonfiction titles for young women. She lives in New York City. Visit her at