Yesterday I posted my review of Lauren St John's Kat Wolfe Investgates on my library's Facebook page:
After an unpleasant incident in their London
home, Kat's mum, a veterinary surgeon, and Kat relocate to a slightly
mysterious job in an idyllic Dorset sea-side town called Bluebell Bay.
One of the conditions is that they take on the previous owner's cat,
which is no ordinary British Domestic Shorthair... Plus Dr Wolfe has to
be able to treat monkeys at the local sanctuary.
As it's the
school holidays Kat is soon running her own small business – pet sitter
for hire, and meets a temporarily housebound American girl of her own
age (12) who has been thrown and badly injured by the very horse that
Kat is to look after. Kat also offers to look after a parrot whose
Paraguayan owner is returning home for a while. This latter job is what
instigates an involving adventure with international implications.
This is a very rich book, with quite a complicated storyline. I don't
want to say anything more about the plot but it is I think, quite an
unusual story for this age group. Kat is a great animal-whisperer and
not surprisingly her and her mum are vegan. She has a good heart and
those around her respond to it. This book beams with good messages, has
an exciting story and is quite funny as well.