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 Max Meow, Cat Crusader (Max Meow)
 Author: Gallagher, John

 Publisher:  Random House (2020)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 228 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 364640 ISBN: 9780593121054
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Subjects:
 Graphic novels
 Cats -- Fiction
 Superheroes -- Fiction

Price: $18.08

Summary:
After taking a bite of a radioactive space meatball, Max, a regular cat living in Kittyopolis, gains superpowers and begins to fight crime alongside his scientist friend Mindy. In graphic novel format.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 510250

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/20)
   School Library Journal (08/01/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2020 Gr 2–5—Welcome to Kittyopolis, where an anthropomorphic cat named Max Meow, in desperate need of viewers for his vlog, decides to film a segment at his friend Mindy Microbe's secret science lab. Unbeknownst to them, a nefarious rodent by the code name of Agent M has sent Robot Reggie to steal Mindy's meteor meatball, and during the ensuing struggle, Max accidentally bites into the meatball and becomes the Cat Crusader. Now with super strength, the ability to fly, and a tail that sends out bolts of electricity, Max tries to save the city all while keeping his viewers entertained. Gallagher's story is light on text but big on vibrant, high-energy artwork—a combination that's sure to keep even the most hesitant of readers engaged. Max must learn not only how to be a superhero but also, more important, how to be a good friend, by not taking credit for Mindy's accomplishments. Depicted with dark skin and dark curly hair, Mindy is no mere sidekick; indeed, she could very well have gotten title billing alongside Max. VERDICT Fans of Dav Pilkey's "Dog Man" series will love this quirky graphic novel.—Amanda Melilli, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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