The Curious Misadventures of Kitty the Cat

Marie-Renée Lavoie

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The Curious Misadventures of Kitty the Cat is a hilarious story of a cat who never grows up. After wandering away from his mom and sibling, he’s found in the forest by a little girl and moves with her into the city, where he finds adventure and makes new friends: Prémâché, the big cat of the alley; the spiders of the special arachno-intervention unit; Billy, the nice neighbour; and the parents of the little girl. The cat will eventually learn that his mother still lives in St. Hilarion, and that he had better learn to speak gull if he wants to find her.


From award-winning Quebec author Marie-Renée Lavoie, this is an essential novel for anyone who loves or has loved a cat.


Awards and nominations:

  • Finalist Prix littéraire Hackmatack
  • Longlisted Prix des libraires du Québec (Littérature jeunesse)

Praise for La Curieuse Histoire d’un chat moribond:

  • “A must read!”-Le Journal de Montréal

“We know Lavoie for her novels for adults. Here she offers us a cute text that will capture and maintain the interest of readers. A refreshing read that features a tiny, endearing and courageous kitty.”-La Presse

Marie-Renée Lavoie

Marie-Renée Lavoie

MARIE-RENÉE LAVOIE is the author of four novels, including Autopsy of a Boring Wife–which was a finalist for the Forest of Reading Evergreen Award and a CBC Best Books of the YearA Boring Wife Settles the Score, and Some Maintenance Required. She lives in Limoilou Quebec.

Translated from the French by Arielle Aaronson

Arielle Aaronson is a Montreal-based translator. She has translated several literary works into English, including Marie-Renée Lavoie’s titles for adult readers.

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