Welcome to the world, Buster!

Shame, shame, shame! Between deadlines and life, I missed celebrating my new baby's birthday: MISSING! A Cat Called Buster was published on November 8. Buster is the second in the Rainbow Street Animal Shelter series, for USA and Canada. Like LOST! A Dog Called Bear, it was illustrated by Susan Boase – and I'm happy to say that they have both been Junior Library Guild Selections.

He's rather gorgeous, isn't he? (Sorry, Buster, I know you'd hate to be called gorgeous - but your cover is.)

Buster isn’t fluffy or pretty like other cats—he’s a crazy orange cat with attitude. And Mr. Larsen is the exact right person for him. Every morning Buster and Mr. Larsen sit on their porch in the sun, and every morning Josh sees them when he walks to school.
When Mr. Larsen goes to the hospital and Buster goes missing, Josh and his family look for that crazy cat everywhere. But if Buster turns up, Rainbow Street Animal Shelter will have to help him find another home.
That’s when Josh and his family realize that—sometimes—life can choose a pet for you.

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