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Patrick Jennings

Dear Librarians,

I love libraries. I was working in a public library when I wrote my first book, Faith and the Electric Dogs. I transcribed it into a library computer after hours. I got the good-news call from my agent while at the interlibrary loan desk. I catalogued and processed the book when it was published, and I shelved it. I checked it out many times. (I recommended it often.)

I went on sabbatical after my daughter was born, and soon became a full-time writer. I haven't returned to library work. Fortunately, I've been invited to visit libraries all over the country as an author. I've also had books on reading challenge lists and state book award lists. Some cities have selected titles of mine as community reads. I love librarians, too.

My new book, HISSY FITZ, is my twenty-third. You can read up on all my books at my website, patrickjennings.com. I'd love it if you did.

Email my publisher — margaretcoffee@egmont.com — to enter to win a free copy.

Patrick Jennings
@theHissyFitz

"This smartly written beginning chapter book introduces young readers to a cat named Hissy... Readers will chuckle along as they see a day played out from Hissy's point of view. With its short chapters, snappy dialogue, and fast-moving plot, this book will be popular with newly independent readers who enjoy Megan McDonald's "Stink" books (Candlewick), Suzy Kline's "Horrible Harry" titles (Viking), Hilary McKay's "Lulu" series (Albert Whitman), and other breezy chapter books." —School Library Journal

"Young fans of YouTube's Grumpy Cat will be smitten with Hissy, the crabby feline hero of Jenning's (the Guinea Dog series) latest animal tale." —Publishers Weekly

"...cat lovers will see their feline friends in Hissy." —Kirkus Reviews
Hissy Fitz / Patrick Jennings / EgmontUSA

Price: $14.99 / ISBN: 978-1606845967 / Published: January, 2015

Ages 7-9 / Chapter Book
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