The Midnight Cats (Vol. 1): School of the Felidix

Mitternachtskatzen, Band 1: Die Schule der Felidix

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  • A magical adventure: children and cats on her (fluffy) Majesty's service.

  • Absolutely compelling: a school for cat whisperers in the Tower of London
  • With intricate illustrations by Jerome Pelissier
320 pp 9 years + 15,3 x 21,5 cm EUR 14.99 January 2022 Hardcover 978-3-473-40863-4


Nova and Henry have a special talent: they can talk to cats. But not only that! They are Felidix, cat guardians, and must stop a fur-raising crime: Penelope the Siamese has cat-napped the rightful cat queen of England and is holding her captive. Now she just has to get rid of all the midnight cats – the queen’s bodyguards – and the cat crown will be hers! For Nova and Henry an adventure begins that takes them all over London.

About the Series

Nova and Henry are Felidix, cat guardians. They attend the academy of old teacher Horatio in one of the towers at the Tower of London where they learn everything about the cat language and embark on many thrilling adventures with the royal felines and street cats of London. The thrilling stories are complemented by charming cat illustrations.

The Author

Barbara Laban is one of the very few people who know where to find the School of the Felidix in the Tower of London. The author read Japanese and Chinese Studies, worked in Munich, Taipei and Amsterdam and has been living in London with her husband and two daughters for more than ten years.

The Illustrator

When Jérôme Pélissier was a graduate student at the École Estienne school of arts in Paris, he received regular visits from cats, as cats consider it a great honour to get drawn by him. These days, the illustrator and his family live in Brittany in one of France’s most beautiful villages.

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