The Midnight Cats (Vol. 2): Guardians of the Emerald Star

Mitternachtskatzen, Band 2: Die Hüter des Smaragdsterns

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

  • 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
384 pp 9 years + 15,3 x 21,5 cm EUR 14.99 August 2022 Hardcover 978-3-473-40864-1


Nova and Henry are Felidix, cat guardians, and they are more than alarmed when they hear about the plans of the cruel Scottish cat king Fergus Finnigan: he seeks power over all the kingdoms in the British Isles. To this end, he wants to get his paws on the Emerald Star, the symbol of peace among the cats, and destroy it. But the valuable jewel seems to have disappeared without a trace. Will Nova and Henry manage to find it before Fergus does?

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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