Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

The Nestlé Gold winner! Cat burglers, crimes and a hairy bog critter. Love it. Think all sleuths wear a funny hat like Sherlock Holmes? Not Miss Ottoline Brown. She wears whatever she likes. (She’s a mistress of disguise.) And who needs a human sidekick when you can have a hairy bog creature called Mr Munroe as your partner in not-crime? Ottoline and Mr Munroe live in a stylish apartment in Big City, looking after the Brown family’s posh antiques – and dabbling in a spot of detective work. When Big City is rocked by a series of high-society dognappings and jewel thefts, they’re first on the scene. But are they smart enough to catch the cunning Yellow Cat?

  • A quirky detective story full of wit and intrigue
  • Chris Riddell is the current Children’s Laureate
  • Winner of the Nestlé Prize and the Red House Award
  • Bursting with Chris’s stunningly detailed artwork

“Possibly the most instantly covetable book ever published.” Sunday Telegraph

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  • loved it

    i like this book about ottoline’s fight with the evil female yellow cat who tries her wrost to bite and claw at the heroine’s heart and to defeat the great ottoline once and for all

    30 December 2016

  • loved it

    I `think that the book is verry nice ,and I love the piters

    17 July 2016

  • loved it

    I loved this book; it has lots of funny features, great illustrations, and it has been awarded many awards because of its sheer greatness! Chris Riddell is a very good author, and I have read many of his other books such as two of his books from the Goth Girl series which was quite okay.

    13 May 2016

  • rubbish

    This book is the best book for 7+ 📚

    30 April 2016

  • loved it

    I loved this book it was the first time I read a Chris Riddeal and made me interested in all the other ones and now I have read otto line at sea . But now I gust need to read ottoline goes to school then after that I will start reading goth girl. I hope the goth gir is a bit longer. So if you scholastic like this pass it on to Chris Riddeal. so if you ever do read this chris riddeal this is my one thing to say WRITE ANOTHER OTTOLINE BOOK BECAUSE THEY ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    13 April 2015

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    Chris Riddell

    Chris Riddell is an award-winning writer, artist and cartoonist and creator of some our favourite books including Goth Girl. He was recently named the 2015-2017 Children’s Laureate.


    Chris Riddell’s prestigious awards include three Kate Greenaway Medals for Pirate Diary, Gulliver and The Sleeper and the Spindle, the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book,the Nestle Smarties prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and Fergus Crane, and the Costa Children’s Book Award for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. He was recently named the Children’s Laureate 2015-2017.

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