Published by Random House Books for Young Readers
Summary: Katie’s facing a boring summer when her best friend Bethany leaves for camp. Hoping to join her for a one-week session, Katie advertises her pet-sitting services in her apartment building. She’s hired by the mysterious Madeleine Lang to look after her 217 cats. Every evening, Ms. Lang goes off to work until midnight, and Katie deals with the cats. As she begins to learn the cats’ various amazing talents, Katie starts to suspect Ms. Lang’s true identity. By the end of the summer, Katie’s interest in going to camp has been replaced with more heroic pursuits at home. 224 pages; grades 3-7.
Pros: Hand this graphic novel to fans of Raina Telgemeier and company; they will be delighted by the magic realism of Katie’s world and the amazing cats whose individual personalities and superpowers are lovingly delineated.
Cons: So many cats made me sneeze.