Max Meow: Cat Crusader Book 1 (Hardcover)

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My 7 year old son, who is a member of the Dog Man legion, ate this cat-tastic graphic novel up. He enjoyed the humor and has taken to yelling "Meowza!" around the house on a regular basis. As a parent, I really enjoyed seeing themes of forgiveness and friendship throughout. My favorite scene was a moment where a character corrects her two rambunctious children with a gentle admonishment and a reminder that "even heroes make mistakes."

— Leslie


"Funny, furry and fantastic!" --Judd Winick, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Hilo series

Calling all graphic novel fans! Do you like to laugh? Meet Max Meow, Cat Crusader--a secret superhero with CAT-ITUDE in this purr-fectly awesome, hiss-sterically funny new middle grade series!

Max is just a regular cat in Kittyopolis, trying to make it big as a podcaster UNTIL he accidentally takes a bite of an RADIOACTIVE SPACE MEATBALL at his best friend, scientist Mindy's, SECRET LAB. Then before you can say MEOWZA, Max becomes...(drum roll!)...The CAT CRUSADER! Being a super hero is fun (Super strength? Check! Flying? YES!!!)--but not if you get so cocky, you forget your best friend! Will Max learn to listen? Will he and Mindy make up? And together, can Max and Mindy save Kittyopolis from the evil Agent M and BIG BOSS?! Find out in Max Meow: Cat Crusader-a laugh out loud, furr-ociously funny, action-packed new series filled with so many twists, turns, and terrific jokes it makes bad guys FLEA and kids cheer with glee! BONUS: Includes how to draw Max Meow!

"Cats and kittens alike will be thrilled to finally have a hero they can look up to." --Mike Maihack, Author of Cleopatra in Space series

"Meowza! Let's hear it for the coolest new cat crusader, Max!" --Jennifer & Matthew Holm, co-creators of the Babymouse series

"Max Meow's super heroics will have kids meow-ling with laughter!" --John Patrick Green, author of the InvestiGators series

"A heaping helping of candy colored fun!" --Ben Hatke, author of the Zita the Spacegirl and Mighty Jack series

"Max Meow is sure to save any young reader's day with super-laughs on every page!" --Norm Feuti, syndicated cartoonist and creator of the Hello, Hedgehog series

About the Author

John Gallagher is the art director of the National Wildlife Federation's "Ranger Rick" magazine and has been drawing comics since he was five. John is also the cofounder of "Kids Love Comics" (an organization devoted to using graphic novels to promote literacy) and leads workshops teaching kids how to create their own comics. John lives in Virginia with his wife and their three kids. Visit him at MaxMeow.Com, on twitter @johnBGallagher, on facebook @MaxMeowCatCrusader and on instagram @johngallagher_cartoonist.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593121054
ISBN-10: 0593121058
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 6th, 2020
Pages: 240
Series: Max Meow