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Book 172: Atticus Claw Breaks the Law by Jennifer Gray

Book 172: Atticus Claw Breaks the Law (Atticus Claw #1).
Author: Jennifer Gray, 2012.
Genre: Fantasy. Mystery. Children.
Other Details: Paperback. 212 pages.

Meet Atticus Grammatticus Cattypus Claw, the world's greatest cat burglar. He's a tabby who spells trouble. And he's been hired by the fiendish Jimmy Magpie to steal all the jewels in Littleton-on-Sea. Atticus needs a temporary home - preferably one with lots of sardines provided. But when he adopts Inspector Cheddar and his family, Atticus starts to wonder, is a life of crime really for him? - synopsis from UK publisher's website.

This was a delightful tale and one I'd happily recommend for children and the young at heart. I fell in love with Atticus Grammatticus Cattypus Claw from his first appearance. The book had me it stitches, especially the magpies who seemed to get many of the best lines.

I didn't know people were still writing this kind of whimsical fantasy. When I returned this to the library I spoke to the librarian in charge of the Children's Section, who found the second book for me on the shelf and agreed that this was a lovely series, especially for cat lovers.
Tags: animals, fantasy, kidlit, mystery
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