The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding
(Cat Royal Adventures (Hardback))

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MYSTERY, TREASURE, AND A LIFE ON THE STAGE. The first episode of the adventures of Cat Royal is a big, fat juicy read.

She's Cat Royal - four foot four, with long red hair, green eyes and not a penny she can call her own. But she does know a secret - where a treasure is hidden in the theater that is her home. The problem is, she isn't the only one looking for it. One adventure leads into the next, taking Cat - and readers -- through the colorful streets of late 18th Century London. The exciting mystery - filled with fascinating characters, lots of incident, theatrical spectacles, and even a bit of political intrigue - will thrill readers.

The Diamond of Drury Lane is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

 

About Julia Golding

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Julia Golding’s first book – the first in the Cat Royal Quartet –won the 2006 Smarties Prize.  She lives in Oxford, England.
 
Published April 27, 2009 by Roaring Brook Press. 437 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, History. Fiction

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Young Cat, red-haired and full of curiosity, lives at the Theater Royal in Drury Lane, having been abandoned there as a wee babe and raised by the theater folk and Mr. Sheridan, the owner.

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Readers will embrace Cat for her great heart and her spunk: she is fiercely faithful to her friends, including Pedro, a former slave boy, and Johnny, who takes Cat under his wing and whose true identity is revealed slowly.

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Historical Novel Society

Francis, who has led a sheltered life, is determined to see an East End boxing match and persuades Cat and Pedro to take him – and who should be there but Billy ‘Boil’.

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Flamingnet

A theater might not be the most normal place to live, but for Cat the Theater Royal is home.

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