Haven: A Small Cat's Big Adventure (Hardcover)
"You might recognize this author if you’ve read the graphic novel Allergic, which is currently a nominee for the 2023 Rhode Island Children’s Book Award. Megan’s back with another hit for middle grade readers. Haven is a sweet indoor cat who relishes in the comfort of home with her owner, Ma Millie, who rescued her when she was a kitten alone in the forest. When Ma Millie becomes ill, Haven returns the favor and embarks on a quest of self-discovery to save Ma Millie."--Reviewed by Cristina
A warm, cozy lap. The toasty smell of baking bread. Tasty food served in a bright-blue bowl. These make Haven’s life as an indoor pet heaven. All thanks to her beloved human and rescuer, Ma Millie. But when Ma Millie becomes too sick to care for her, the cat’s cozy life is turned upside down, and Haven decides she must seek out another human for help. Anything for Ma Millie! Her vow pulls her out of her safe nest into the shadowy forest and down unfamiliar and dangerous roads. When her first plan fails, Haven meets a wilderness-savvy fox who volunteers as an ally, and their perilous journey together brings some victories. But Haven finds herself pitted against creatures far wilder than she ever could be, testing her strength and spirit to their limits. Will her loyalty to Ma Millie—and her newfound confidence in herself—be enough to help Haven see the quest through to its conclusion? Can she stand up against the fierce predator that is tracking her every move?
A sweet, sincere tale of self-discovery.
An immediately absorbing drama. . . Evocative descriptions of cozy cottages and the vast wilderness are terrifically transporting, and the ever-present bobcat danger will keep readers turning pages. . . a proper adventure story that proves that the biggest, bravest hearts can reside in the smallest bodies.