The Cat Who Came In off the Roof by Annie M.G. Schmidt
"An act of kindness brings shy reporter Mr. Tibble into contact with the unusual Miss Minou. Tibble is close to losing his job because he only writes stories about cats. Fortunately, Minou provides him with real news. She gets the juicy inside information from her local feline friends, who are the eyes and ears of the neighborhood. Tibble is appreciative, but he wonders how she does it. He has noticed that Minou is terrified of dogs and can climb trees and rooftops with elegance and ease. . . . It’s almost as if she’s a cat herself. But how can that be?"- summary from Amazon
An interesting, fun quick middle-grade read. I finished this pretty much in just one day. It's got some great magical realism in it and a bit of a mystery at the center of it when Miss Minou comes across an evil bit of news regarding someone very prominent in the community.
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