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Houndsley and Catina at the Library

By James Howe
Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

The charming duo returns with a love letter to the library, good friends, the joy of learning, and self-reinvention.

It’s Saturday, and Houndsley, Catina, and their friend Bert are looking forward to their weekly visit to the library. But when the trio arrives, they find that Trixie, the librarian, seems different. She doesn’t tell a joke or recommend a book like she always does. That’s when the friends find out the news — the library is closing! With Trixie retiring and enrolled in circus school, there’s no one to take her place as head librarian . . . or is there? James Howe and Marie-Louise Gay have created another engaging tale about what it means to be a supportive friend and how it’s never too late to learn something new.

  • The public library setting and the subplot about becoming a librarian are sure to be big hits in the institutional markets
  • Great to have this example of supportive friendship on our list
  • The sixth and final Houndsley and Catina story

About the author

James Howe is the author of many books for children, including the Bunnicula series and the Misfits series. He is also the author of the Houndsley and Catina books, as well as Otter and Odder, illustrated by Chris Raschka; Brontorina, illustrated by Randy Cecil; and Big Bob, Little Bob, illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson. James Howe lives outside of New York City.

About the illustrator

Marie-Louise Gay is the illustrator of many award-winning children’s books, including the Houndsley and Catina series and Tiger and Badger by Emily Jenkins. She lives in Montreal, Canada.

ISBN: 9780763696627
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2020
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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