Haven: A Small Cat's Big Adventure

by Megan Wagner Lloyd (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
When her cherished Ma Millie falls ill, a timid housecat ventures into the wild to seek help in this adventure about love, loss, and finding the truest version of ourselves. A warm, cozy lap. The toasty smell of baking bread. Tasty food served in a bright-blue bowl. These make Haven's life as an indoor pet heaven. All thanks to her beloved human and rescuer, Ma Millie. But when Ma Millie becomes too sick to care for her, the cat's cozy life is turned upside down, and Haven decides she must seek out another human for help. Anything for Ma Millie! Her vow pulls her out of her safe nest into the shadowy forest and down unfamiliar and dangerous roads. When her first plan fails, Haven meets a wilderness-savvy fox who volunteers as an ally, and their perilous journey together brings some victories. But Haven finds herself pitted against creatures far wilder than she ever could be, testing her strength and spirit to their limits. Will her loyalty to Ma Millie--and her newfound confidence in herself--be enough to help Haven see the quest through to its conclusion? Can she stand up against the fierce predator that is tracking her every move?

Kirkus Reviews

A sweet, sincere tale of self-discovery. 

Review quotes

An immediately absorbing drama. . . Evocative descriptions of cozy cottages and the vast wilderness are terrifically transporting, and the ever-present bobcat danger will keep readers turning pages. . . a proper adventure story that proves that the biggest, bravest hearts can reside in the smallest bodies.
—Booklist
Megan Wagner Lloyd
Michelle Mee Nutter is the co-creator, with Megan Wagner Lloyd, of Allergic, an instant bestseller. Michelle graduated with a degree in illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, 3x3 Illustration, Creative Quarterly, and more. Michelle lives in Boston. Visit her online at michellemee.com.
Megan Wagner Lloyd is the co-creator, with Michelle Mee Nutter, of Allergic, an instant bestseller. Megan is also the author of several picture books, including Paper Mice, Building Books, Finding Wild, and Fort-Building Time, and of Haven, a novel. She lives in the Washington DC area. Visit her online at meganwagnerlloyd.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781536216578
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
August 20, 2022
Series
-
BISAC categories
JUV002050 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Cats
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV002110 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Foxes
Library of Congress categories
-

Subscribe to our delicious e-newsletter!