Look at the label list in my sidebar for the category G Rated. These are the squeaky clean titles.
This title falls into that category.
Title - Catboy
Author – Eric Walters
Genre – Values, City Life
Number of pages – 240 pages
Is this book part of a series? – No
Publication date – August 1, 2011
Publisher – Orca Book Publishers
Formats available – eBook and Paperback
Target age of reader – 9 – 12, or grade 4 and up.
Reading level - unknown at this time
Description - Taylor and his mother have moved from a small northern town to the heart of Toronto. The differences are dramatic as Taylor becomes part of a classroom of kids as diverse as the city itself. While taking a shortcut across a junkyard with his new best friend, Simon, Taylor becomes aware of a colony of wild cats that make the junkyard their home. Assisted by his classmates, teacher and the security guard, Mr. Singh, Taylor takes a special interest in caring for the cats. Suddenly there is an announcement--the junkyard is being redeveloped to become condominiums. Can Taylor and his friends save the cats of the colony from certain death?
Themes of the book – differences, learning to live in a new place, cultures, fighting for what you believe in, judging people on appearances, immigrants, heritage, society, and how we treat each other.
Overall rating of this book – G Rated
** Spoiler Alert **
~ Content ~
Language, profanity, cussing – none
Sexual references or actions – none
Violence – A short scene where boys threaten to throw rocks. A few mild, tense scenes, very minimal
Drugs, alcohol, etc – none
Religious themes - none
Character types - all human
Heads up for sensitive readers:
~A couple of touching scenes involving feral cats.
Is this a good title for book reports? Maybe - there will be some things to talk about but the themes are quite subtle.
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