by Virginia Frances Schwartzillustrated by Christina Leist
Narrated by a fat half-Persian half-alley cat called Amos, this very funny chapter book will delight young readers. When and injured baby squirrel moves into Amos' already crowded household, everything turns topsy-turvy. Ten year old Tyler wants to keep the squirrel, but Amos knows wild things will wreak havoc on his already stressed-out family. This charming novel is populated with an eccentric cast of colourful characters.
- Nominated for the Red Cedar Book Award 2013
"Amusing, quirky pen-and-ink illustrations offer a cat’s-eye view of Amos’ life as he gradually develops a more empathetic understanding of the challenges the orphaned, disabled squirrel faces. A sometimes-funny animal tale with an appropriately feel-good ending, sure to please feline fanciers." - Kirkus
" ...children who like animal stories will likely find this a pleasurable read." - CM Magazine
Virginia Frances Schwartz has won many awards including the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, the Silver Birch Award, Red Cedar, MYRCA, and IODE Violet Downey Book Award. In addition, two of her books were ALA notable books. Born in the fruit belt of Ontario, she now lives in New York City. She is currently a full time writer and teaches writing at UCLA Extension online. Her next book may be a memoir. Check out her website or look for her on facebook.
Christina Leist worked in advertising as an art director and graphic designer before becoming a full-time illustrator. Christina was born and raised in Germany, and now lives in Vancouver.