Book in Brief
Rockport, Maine is the last place Manuel Menendez wants to spend his summer. He’d give anything to be back in New Haven, eating pizza and fixing motorcycles. But when he lands a job on a lobster boat and begins a search for black gold, he realizes that a small town can bring unexpected excitement, unforgettable adventures and the most steadfast friendships.
Cat in the Community
Meet Cat! A middle-grade author, Cat is available for book signings, classroom and library presentations, as well as community events. Check out her News page to download Cat’s media kit.
Praise for Manuel and the Lobster
“The relationships that evolve between various characters as the plot thickens will hold the young reader’s attention. The story moves quickly, and children will want to keep turning the page to see what will happen next.”
—Jen Fitzgerald, Rutgers University
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In addition to writing children’s books, Cat works as writer for the Yale School of Medicine. She has also worked for the International Film and Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine, the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps (SerousFun Children’s Network) and Weston Woods Studios. She has a Master’s degree in art education from Wesleyan University and she conducts workshops for students, teachers and librarians.