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“Okay, okay. So slap my teensy little paws. I messed up – big time.”

Tuffy can’t wait for Ellie’s family to go away on holiday. A week of freedom lies ahead – if only he can escape the catsitter. But things go terribly wrong when Tuffy is catapulted into the arms of sweet-as-pie neighbour Melanie, who has always longed for a cuddly ickle pussykins. Dressed up in baby clothes, drinking cream and pampered like a pussycat, Tuffy soon loses all his dignity. Has our cruel Killer Cat really gone for good? Or can he use his killer instincts to strike back?

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780141317199

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.2; Middle years; 0.5 points

Other details
  • 80 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Anne Fine

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Anne Fine is a multi award-winning novelist, and was Children’s Laureate from 2001-2003. Her novels range from the wickedly funny Diary of a Killer Cat for young readers, to the provocative_Road of Bones_ for teenage readers.

Speaking about her work, Anne says: “A lot of my work, even for fairly young readers, raises quite serious social issues. I believe that many personal decisions have a social or political resonance, and the way people try to pick their way through tricky family situations interests me. But people won’t (and shouldn’t) read books that don’t hold their interest, and I still adore funny books. So since I write for the reader inside myself, I always end up with the kind of book I would have loved to read (if only someone else had bothered to write for me.”

More about Anne: “When I was young, it never occurred to me that I might be a writer. I think I must have thought that books were born on the library shelves. But I was good at writing stories, and I had a good deal of practice.

At school, I enjoyed languages most, and took French and Spanish, along with History, for A levels. That meant there was no room for English, and so for my whole life I have been able simply to read what I want when I want, and only for pleasure or interest. I suspect that this has been really important for the way I write, making it so much easier to think always of the reader.

I studied Politics and History at University, and the interest in political issues shows up in many of the books. After university I taught in a girls’ secondary school for a year — exhausting! — and then moved with my husband to Oxford, where I worked as an Information Officer for Oxfam. Though I was only in this job for two years, it changed my attitudes to money, to ‘things’, and to what is truly important in life, for ever.

In 1971 my first daughter was born. Unable to get to the library in a snowstorm to change my library books, in desperation I sat down and started to write a novel. Clearly this was the right job for me, for I have never stopped writing for more than a few weeks since.

My husband’s job took us to California, Arizona, Michigan and Canada, where our second daughter was born. In 1981 I returned to Edinburgh, and a few years later moved to County Durham, where I now live quietly in a stone house beside a river with Richard, my partner of fifteen years.”

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  1. Avatar bat 761713

    ninjastickman
    on 7 March 2013

    The killer cat is overjoyed to hear that his family are going away for a week. But the person chosen to catsit him is reverend barnham! Will he survive the lumpy, two day old catfood he’s fed! I would recommend these books to 6-10 year olds

    5out of 5
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    choclate123
    on 26 February 2013

    at the beggineng the cat messed up.fella huged the cat becase fella was going somewhere. at the end he sat on the floor comfotbley.

    in ANNE FINE the return of killer cat, in chapter 2 it is like the cat is a little bit mean and he was hungry at the end

    in chapter 3 bella was a littile bit weird because she sang beooooooooooooooooooo-ootiful dreeeeamer and tiger sang orleeeeeeeee-eeeans. in the middle he was cheeky.

    in chapter 9 in the middle he was embarresed. in the end he was so ennoyed so he fightied whith everyone.

    in chapetter 10 mealine said thats not a cat thats a pig.

    the charecters are mealine,tiger and fella.

    4out of 5
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    sherlockbones217
    on 10 April 2012

    I am DYING to read this

    5out of 5
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    Fifi44
    on 24 July 2010

    FANTASTIC

    5out of 5
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    Cookie77
    on 8 February 2009

    ‘Return of the Killer Cat’ is the sequel to ‘Diary of the Killer Cat’. Another book full of laughs to split your sides. A good read.

    5out of 5