Anton and Cecil, Book 2 (Paperback)

Cats on Track

By Lisa Martin, Valerie Martin, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)

Algonquin Young Readers, 9781616206383, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

List Price: 6.95*
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A thrilling cross-country adventure takes cat brothers Anton and Cecil on a rescue mission to the Wild West.

A message has traveled via the mouse network to cat brothers Anton and Cecil. Their friend Hieronymus has been captured. Though he’d rather stay close to home, Anton is determined to save the brave little mouse who once saved him. Cecil is quick to action, too, but it’s adventure he craves.

Boarding one of the machines the mice call “landships”—noisy, smoke-belching trains—Anton and Cecil travel to the heart of the Wild West. Along the way Cecil is tossed out by the train’s conductor, only to face huge bison, chattering prairie dogs, and the most dangerous creature of all, a boy who wants to make Cecil a pet. Meanwhile, Anton’s search leads him to stampeding herds, menacing rattlesnakes, and fierce, enormous wild cats.

In this perilous territory, do Anton and Cecil have the courage and wit to find and save Hieronymus?

About the Author

Lisa Martin has worked as an educator and children's poet and currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is her first series for young readers.

Orange Prize-winner Valerie Martin is the author of nine acclaimed adult novels, including Property and The Confessions of Edward Day. She lives in Millbrook, New York.

Praise For Anton and Cecil, Book 2: Cats on Track

“Fast-paced and engaging.” —Booklist

"Descriptive language puts readers right with the brothers as they escape a ravenous owl, use a stampede of bison to their advantage, and enlist the aid of prairie dogs to escape a pack of coyotes . . . A satisfying adventure for fans of animal fantasy tales.” —School Library Journal