Basil and the Cave of Cats


Author: Eve Titus
Illustrated by Paul Galdone

9781481464048 | PB | pp. 112 | 2016 | Simon & Schuster

In Basil and the Cave of Cats, Basil, the mouse detective, is out to solve one of the greatest mysteries of mousedom: do miniature cats exists? This book was previously known as Basil and the Pygmy Cats.

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Named one of “13 Detective Book Series You Obsessed over as a Kid” by and the inspiration for a hit Disney film, the masterful Great Mouse Detective series is now available to a whole new generation of readers!

Basil the mouse detective sets off on a journey to solve one of the greatest mysteries of mousedom: do miniature cats exist? Leading mouse scientists aren’t certain, but they believe that answers can be found in India.

As Basil sets sail for the Far East—and the lost island of Kataarh—danger stalks him at every turn. Will Basil successfully unravel the mystery of these mini-cats and their mouse king?

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Eve Titus
Illustrator: Paul Galdone







Year of Publication:



Simon & Schuster





Country of Origin:

United States of America

About the Contributors

The author (1905–2002) wrote many books for children during her long career, including the Basil of Baker Street books and the Anatole series.

The illustrator (1907–1986) illustrated hundreds of children’s books, including the Basil of Baker Street series and the Anatole books, which received Caldecott Honors. He was posthumously awarded the 1996 Kerlan Award for his contribution to children’s literature.


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