Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! Introducing an irresistible new middle-grade graphic novel series about growing up, friendship, heroes, and cats (lots of cats!)-perfect for fans of Guts, Awkward and Real Friends (not to mention anyone who loves cats!)
Colleen AF Venable is the author of the National Book Award Nominated graphic novel Kiss #8 and is making her middle grade debut with Katie the Catsitter. Colleen is a lifetime comic fan and has designed numerous award winning graphic novels at First-Second books. She's also is an avid rollerskater, animal rescuer, and once started a national holiday (true story). Colleen lives in Brooklyn, NY with her two pet rabbits. Stephanie Yue grew up in Atlanta, Beijing, and Hong Kong. She's a lifetime comic fan and martial artist (with a black belt in Kung Fu) and travels the world by motorbike. Stephanie was the colorist for the megahit, industry changing, Smile by Raina Telgemeier and Katie is her debut as a middle grade graphic novel illustrator. Stephanie currently divides her time between Boston and Hong Kong, where she's working on the second Katie. Visit her online at stephanieyue.com and on twitter @quezzie.com.
"Who can possibly resist a team of super cats? Or a wonderful kid
who gets swept up in the feline drama? I loved Katie!" --Lucy
Knisley, New York Times bestselling author of Stepping
"A winner." --Nick Bruel, New York Times bestselling author of the Bad Kitty series
"Super fun and utterly delightful." --Gene Yang, New York Times bestselling author of American Born Chinese
"Neko Atsume meets The Tick in this laugh-out-loud funny, well-paced series starter...Yue's expressive cartoons complement this enchanting story, the first in a series with a promising cast of characters--feline and otherwise." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "A little evil and a whole lotta fun." --Kirkus Reviews