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Book Title: The Last Free Cat|
The author of the book: Jon Blake
ISBN 13: 9780807543641
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 8.69 MB
Edition: Albert Whitman & Company
Date of issue: August 4th 2012
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Jade has always trusted the authorities, but now she begins to question the very society in which she lives. Not far in the future, cat breeding is strictly controlled and cats are only for the rich in their private estates. When beautiful, sleek Feela turns up in Jade's backyard, she cannot resist taking the cat in, even though it could cost her everything. Soon the enforcement officials are raiding Jade's house. After her mother's death, the only person left for Jade to turn to is Kris, the cynical school loser. Soon Jade and Kris are on the run...
Read information about the authorJon Blake is the author of over sixty books, primarily for children and teenagers: most recently "Thimble Monkey Superstar" which has been shortlisted for the 2017 Laugh Out Loud awards (Lollies). Thimble features disabled narrator Jams Cogan, based on Jon's son. Details of how to vote for Thimble are at www.jonblake.co.uk.
Jon was brought up in Southampton and now lives in Cardiff where he teaches creative writing at http://parkwrite.com. His successes include the picture book “You’re A Hero, Daley B” (ill. Axel Scheffler, worldwide sales of over 200,000) and “Little Stupendo” (shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award).
Other big sellers include “One Girl School” (over 35,000), "Stinky Finger's House of Fun" and literacy hour favourite “Mark Two”.
In 1995 Jon’s TV play ‘Life’ was shortlisted for a Writers Guild Award, while in 2002 he won a BBC Talent award for his adult radio sitcom “Degrees R Us” (series broadcast on BBC Radio Wales). Jon is particularly noted for original and anarchic humour, typified by the “House of Fun” series. However he has also written politically-charged fiction for an older readership.
Born in Mortimer, Berkshire, and living in Southampton between 1960 and 1973, Jon went to Exeter University, but dropped out from his drama course and worked in a furniture shop in Winchester before continuing studies at York University and Bretton Hall. He subsequently became a teacher and community centre warden in Peterborough and Nottingham.
Jon moved to Cardiff, Wales in 1987.
Besides being a writer, Jon has been involved in many community projects and is also an activist, musician and songwriter. In 2011 he collaborated with Mark Roberts (ex Catatonia) on the album This is the Sound of Adamsdown (www.soundofadamsdown.com). This features a range of Cardiff inner city residents.
Jon’s critically acclaimed 2008 novel, “The Last Free Cat”, has a website at http://www.feela.co.uk .
In 2010 Walker Books published “Oshie”, whose hero, like Jon’s own son, has cerebral palsy.
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