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"Stray Cat was Great!"

"Don't let the cover throw you off, this book is great! The plot is fabulous because it is something we can all relate with. Like Katrina's problems at her old school, her struggle to fit in at her new school and what happens when she meets Amy. The decisions she has to make throughout the book, and the effects of these decisions are so real, you feel as though you are Katrina, thinking about what to do. And all through the book she is trying to befriend a shy homeless kitten who needs her love more than anything. That is what really ties the book together. So, if you're looking for a good book, you just found it!"

  Review by a child customer, (July 19, 2000)

Royal Fireworks Press, copyright 1997, 110 pages.

Katrina is gifted in math, but her social skills are pathetic. Her parents think she needs to be intellectually challenged, so they send her to the Margaret James School for Girls. Katrina is not happy about this. She doesn't know anyone and cannot seem to make any friends. Her math teacher Mrs. Cocoa takes an interest in her, and gradually Katrina learns what empathy means.

Desperately seeking a best friend, Katrina reaches out to Amy Nishi, whom she discovers is a pianist hiding her talents. A wonderful friendship begins to grow. Katrina also tries to befriend a shy stray cat. At last, after much patience, the little cat learns to trust her.

Then the cat disappears. Amy gets angy at Katrina, and Katrina is left to decide what it means to be a real friend.

Selected Works

a story in Highlights
a story in Spider Magazine
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