Tuckered out from a journey across the Wild West, cat brothers Anton and Cecil are ready to head east for home--until a minor stop to change trains in Chicago turns into a major adventure. A bloodhound detective recruits the brothers to help solve a case: puppies are disappearing right off their leashes! Anton and Cecil’s search takes them deep into the heart of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, where they befriend exotic animals, ride the newly invented Ferris Wheel, and look for clues amid the crowds of fairgoers. Just as they close in on the culprit, Cecil is carried away in a giant flying balloon and Anton is left behind. Can the cat brothers find the puppies and each other in this big, busy city? Fans of classic animal adventures such as A Cricket in Times Square and Poppy will love Anton and Cecil’s world, brimming with action and rich, true-to-life detail.
About the Author
Lisa Martin has worked as an educator and children's poet and currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is her first series for young readers.
Orange Prize-winner Valerie Martin is the author of nine acclaimed adult novels, including Property and The Confessions of Edward Day. She lives in Millbrook, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Cat brothers, Anton and Cecil unexpectedly fall in an adventure while trying to return back home. While waiting to change trains in the city of Chicago, another escapade awaits them. There, they meet a bloodhound, Ruby, who’s owner is a detective. Together with the help of many exotic animals, Anton, Cecil, and Ruby take on the case of the missing puppies. This case takes place during the 1893 Chicago World Fair, a time when Ferris wheel was the newest attraction. While searching for clues, Cecil gets separated from Anton and Ruby. Can Anton find Cecil in the crowded Fair? Will the animal detectives find the culprit? Anton and Cecil’s cats aloft is for anyone from grades 3 to 6. The lovable, adventure seeking feline siblings, are on their third adventure and many readers would enjoy this book because it has a good plot and a lot of twists. The adventure that Cecil had while he was away from his brother was my favorite part to read. This adventure book is a page turner and anyone that loves a good mystery will love this book. Madhalasa I, Age 11, North Texas Mensa