Cat Among the Pigeons: a Cat Royal Mystery by Julia Golding

Cat Among the PigeonsCat is an orphan who has been adopted by the people in the Royal Theater in London in the 1890’s. She earns her keep by helping with the productions. Another child, Pedro, has recently become an actor at the theater and is getting rave reviews as Ariel in Shakespeare’s Tempest. Pedro was a slave and his owner is trying to reclaim him and take him back to the West Indies. Cat, her friends and the members of an abolitionist group are fighting to keep him free. Cat comes in conflict with the man who is trying to take Pedro and also with a criminal who has been hired to help make this happen. This story starts a little slowly but picks up speed and Cat is a brave heroine who keeps her head in many dangerous situations. An interesting historical novel for readers in 5th through 8th grades.

Posted by: Fran W.

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