Contest Cat-Tastrophe (Purrmaids #14)

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (Author) Vivien Wu (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Purrmaids

Chapter book readers' favorite kitten mermaids learn all about voting during a contest in this 14th book in the series that will have readers paw-sitively hooked from page one!

There's a contest happening at Kittentail Cove Library! Only one lucky purrmaid will have their poster displayed in the brand new reading room, and Angel is excited to help count the votes! All the art is amazing...but Angel really wants her friend Coral to win. When she finds some ballots that weren't counted, Angel isn't sure what to do. Is the contest ruined? Or is there a surprise in store?

Don't miss any of the purrmaids' adventures, including The Scaredy Cat, Search for the Mermicorn, Party Animals, and more!

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Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen has never met a mermaid, but she did have three cats in college. She is the author of many books for young readers, including the Mermicorns series, Duck, Duck, Moose!; Chicks Run Wild; Hampire!; and Snoring Beauty. She lives in New Jersey with her family and an imaginary pony named Penny. Visit her online at or follow her on Twitter at @SudiptaBQ.

VIVIEN WU has illustrated several books with Random House and Disney Publishing, including five Little Golden Books. She also has an online shop, where she creates more artwork populated by purrmaids and feline-folk. She lives in Los Angeles with her cat, Mimi.
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Guided Reading Level
Random House
Publication date
September 20, 2023
BISAC categories
JUV002050 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Cats
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV066000 - Juvenile Fiction | Mermaids
Library of Congress categories

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