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Cat o'nine tails, by Julia Golding

Label
Cat o'nine tails
Title
Cat o'nine tails
Statement of responsibility
by Julia Golding
Title variation
Cat of nine tails
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cat is finally living a life of luxury--and is so bored she's going out of her mind. But then she and her friends are kidnapped and forced to work on a ship bound for the New World. With a mystery to solve and survival at stake, Cat must use her wits to save herself and her friends
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Review
  • Gr. 5-8 There are no ordinary escapades for Cat, and this time our irrepressible heroine finds herself and her loyal gang kidnapped and adrift on the high seas. What happened? An elaborate plot to deprive Frank of his inheritance leads the old Drury Lane gang onto a ship bound for America, a voyage they are not supposed to survive. If there is anything Cat is born to do, however, it’s survive, and so she does with dramatic flair—and the help of some unlikely Creek Indians. The wit, action, and swashbuckling action never stall in this fourth installment in the Cat Royal Adventures series. -- O'Malley, Anne (Reviewed 11-01-2009) (Booklist, vol 106, number 5, p45)
  • Gr 5–8— Golding sweeps readers up into a startling saga beginning when a bored Cat is a guest at the Duke's estate in London, but quickly taking her to the high seas. Kidnapped, she and her pals find themselves tossed aboard a boat, setting sail with the Royal British Navy for America. All the while, she must determine who is responsible for her situation, attempting to keep her friends safe, and keeping trouble at arm's length. Cat speaks to readers in asides, enabling them to be privy to her thoughts, fears, and concerns. This whirlwind adventure is action-packed. Readers interested in this episode in Cat's life might do well to become familiar with her earlier travails, but the story can stand alone as Golding often tosses in a bit of information about Cat's former life. Danger and new cultures await the protagonist, who finds herself in North America, betrothed to a Creek Indian. Heave ho and set sail with Cat, who will serve up mystery and suspense to readers who like exciting adventures.—Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA --Andrea Tarr (Reviewed November 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 11, p108)
  • The fourth installment of this series is a little too long, the adventures a little too forced and Cat falls a little too easily into and out of scrapes. In December 1791, Cat's in Bath with her noble friend Frank's family and their collection of pals from Drury Lane. She's bored, but not for long, as the lot of them are press-ganged into the Navy on a ship with a mad captain and a vicious purser. Cat takes to male clothing again, is forced to goad her dear friend Syd into actually hitting her to preserve her disguise (a discomfiting scene), escapes on a Georgia island where she is adopted by the Creek Indians, flees into the hands of those who will take her to Frank's sister and spouse in Philadelphia—and so on. And on. Cat's always able to do whatever needs to be done. She's an impossibly talented tall-tale heroine, good at everything—except choosing among the bevy of boys who adore her. The once-fresh Cat's getting a bit stale. (Historical fiction. 10-14) (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2009)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
332769
Cataloging source
KCK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golding, Julia
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.G56758
LC item number
Cay 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cat Royal
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Cats
  • Orphanages
  • Seafaring life
  • Voyages and travels
  • Orphans
  • Mystery and detective stories
  • Great Britain
  • Cats
  • Orphanages
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Cat o'nine tails, by Julia Golding
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes glossary of terms in back of book
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cat's Articles of war -- Principle characters -- Map of America -- Prologue: The life of the rich -- Dancing with Billy -- Press gang -- Courageous -- Tattoo -- Fight -- Nightmare -- Storm -- Fort Frederica -- Savages -- The wind clan -- Adoption -- White men -- Life or death? -- Philadelphia -- Epilogue: Goddaughter -- Cat's glossary -- Kanawha's glossary
Control code
ocn664322771
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781596434455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)664322771
Label
Cat o'nine tails, by Julia Golding
Publication
Note
Includes glossary of terms in back of book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cat's Articles of war -- Principle characters -- Map of America -- Prologue: The life of the rich -- Dancing with Billy -- Press gang -- Courageous -- Tattoo -- Fight -- Nightmare -- Storm -- Fort Frederica -- Savages -- The wind clan -- Adoption -- White men -- Life or death? -- Philadelphia -- Epilogue: Goddaughter -- Cat's glossary -- Kanawha's glossary
Control code
ocn664322771
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781596434455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)664322771

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