Tweens who love cats are sure to enjoy the train, balloon and high seas adventures of the Anton and Cecil series.
Anton and Cecil, Book 1: Cats at Sea (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.35)
A swashbuckling story of two very different cat brothers and their adventures at sea.
Anton and Cecil are as different as port and starboard. Cecil, stocky and black with white patches, thirsts for seafaring adventure. Slim, gray Anton prefers listening to the sailors’ shanties at the town saloon. One day when Anton goes to the harbor, he’s taken as a ratter on a ship bound for the high seas. Cecil boards another ship in hopes of finding Anton. What begins as a rescue mission turns into a pair of high-seas adventures. Anton takes on a fierce rat, outwits hungry birds, and forges a forbidden friendship, while Cecil meets dolphins and whales and finds himself in a pirate raid.
On an ocean as vast as the one Anton and Cecil have discovered, will they ever see home–or each other–again?
Anton and Cecil, Book 2: Cats on Track (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.35)
Terrible news has reached cat brothers Anton and Cecil: their rodent friend Hieronymus has been captured. Anton and Cecil must set out to rescue the mouse who once saved Anton’s life.
Boarding one of the monstrous machines the mice call “landships,” the brothers travel to the Wild West. Along the way Cecil is tossed out onto the prairie by the train’s conductor only to face bison, prairie dogs, and a boy who would make him a pet. Meanwhile, Anton meets a ferret friend who warns of stampeding herds, rattlesnakes, and fierce, enormous cats. Facing such danger can Anton and Cecil find the courage and wit to save Hieronymus?
Anton and Cecil, Book 3: Cats Aloft (currently available for pre-order at $9.99, scheduled release date is 12/27/16)
Tuckered out from a journey across the Wild West, cat brothers Anton and Cecil are ready to head east for home–until a minor stop to change trains in Chicago turns into a major escapade. The brothers are recruited by a police bloodhound to help solve a case: puppies are disappearing right off their leashes!
Anton and Cecil’s search takes them deep into the heart of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, where they befriend exotic animals, ride the newly invented Ferris Wheel, and look for clues amid the crowds of fairgoers.
Fans of classic animal adventures such as The Wind in the Willows and Avi’s Poppy will love Anton and Cecil’s world, brimming with action and rich, true-to-life detail.
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