FLYING FURBALLS 2016
Written and illustrated by Donovan Bixley
210 x 148mm (portrait), 112 pages
Flying Furballs is a fully illustrated junior fiction series aimed at 6–10 year olds. It's pussycats in planes in Paris!
Our hero is Claude D’Bonair, a young pilot in the Cat Air Corp, keen to prove his worth to the older pilots and live up to the memory of his father. Will cats and dogs ever live in harmony again? And will Claude survive with his nine lives intact? With cat tricks and catastrophe, Dogfight is the first in an explosive new series that will have young readers wanting to read beyond the very last page. Full of the romance of Paris at the dawn of aviation, and fully illustrated on every page, you'll be barking mad if you don't get your paws on Flying Furballs.
REVIEW from American School Library Journal
“Plenty of jokes balance the action-packed story line, while black-and-white cartoon art graces almost every page. Readers will enjoy delving into the many maps, charts, and pun-filled humor. This new series starter will appeal to both newly independent readers and slightly older reluctant readers looking for something unique. VERDICT Fans of “Geronimo Stilton” will find a winner here. Recommended for most chapter book collections.” – Kathy Kirchoefer, Henderson County Public Library, NC
CHECK OUT THE WHOLE SERIES
Book 1: DOGFIGHT
Claude must go on a rescue secret mission to a dark and dangerous castle to save the most famous pilot in Katdom.
Book 2: HOT AIR
Claude journeys to snowy Switzerland to stop the DOGZ latest dastardly plan.
Book 3: UNMASKED
Our heroes must go under cover on a secret mission to the enchanting city of Venice to recover some stolen plans.
Book 4: MOST WANTED
Claude is on the run behind enemy lines, when his plane goes down in DOGZ occupied Holland.
Book 5: KIT-NAPPED
Claude and Syd travel to Egypt to rescue CATs' chief inventor, but soon find themselves wrapped up in a bigger mission.
Book 6: DOUBLE CROSS
Claude and Syd take a well earned rest in London, but it's no holiday when the DOGZ jare on your tail.