Marco the cat’s owner Lucy read books out loud to him all the time. One night Marco walked by a book that was lying open and he realized he could read the words! Through some unfortunate events, Marco finds himself living on the streets as a stray. Marco found shelter in a library and when he was exploring it he met Cicero, the library cat. Cicero told Marco that he is the guardian of a magical book. A book so powerful that if it fell into the wrong hands, horrible things would happen! Cicero asks Marco to be his apprentice and take the responsibility of being the Guardian. Marco begins his training but he doesn’t get far when an evil cat (Bait) comes around and will stop at nothing to get The Book and Bait isn’t the only bad guy after The Book! Cicero and Marco find themselves in horrible danger as they try to protect The Book and survive.
Don’t let the name and cover of the book fool you into thinking it is like the Warrior Cat series, it isn’t. The story is totally different. Speaking of the cover, I really liked the cover art! I really liked the plot of the book. I thought it was very interesting. I thought it was cool that the cats could read and lived in a library and they were guarding an ancient magical book (my kind of story!). I liked the tons of action and excitement in it and it wasn’t too graphic or violent for younger readers. Marco was a good main character, but I liked Cicero the best because I felt like I knew him better in the story. I would have liked to have more information about the story in a couple of places, like where they go back in time to meet Akeel (the original librarian in the Library of Alexandria) and in some of the flash-backs that the characters have. Overall, I thought the story was intriguing and fun to read.
To learn more about Ms. Krambo and Guardian Cats please visit her website HERE! There is also cool information about the Library of Alexandria there!
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Categories: Age 9+