Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Blueskin The Cat by Daniel Nanavati

Waking up in a damp cellar with achy bones is nothing new to him but when he discovers he's now a cat, it's a shock to him.  Then he remembers he was hanged the day before and has apparently been reincarnated as a cat.  What a strange thing to happen to a highway man!

The author sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This story is graced with nine beautiful full page watercolours done by Gabriela Sepulveda. They are a bit haunting and fit the storyline well.  They made this read even better.

The first thing this former highway man decides to do it take revenge on the two men who captured him and turned him in for the reward.  He's amused when one of them "adopts" him and names him Blueskin; when he was a highway man he wore a blue vest and his fur shows hints of blue.  What he doesn't expect is to begin to understand why they turned him in and feeling a bit of sympathy for them.  He also has a big adjustment getting used to being a cat.

Before the story is over, he's crossed the sea to a new land, fought with pirates, and had to survive a storm.  He's not daunted, though.  I bet there will be more in this series.  Blueskin's story isn't over yet.

Happy reading.   

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