About the author - Catherine Chidgey

Catherine Chidgey’s novels have attracted international acclaim. Honours include the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Asia-Pacific), a Betty Trask Award (UK), the Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award and the Janet Frame Fiction Prize. Her novel The Wish Child won the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards – the country’s richest writing prize. Radio New Zealand called it ‘a brilliant, brilliant novel…a masterpiece’, and The Times (UK) ‘a remarkable book with a stunningly original twist’.

Catherine has translated many children’s books from the German. She lives in Ngāruawāhia with her husband, daughter and odd-eyed cats.

Jiffy, Cat Detective - Catherine Chidgey / Astrid Matijasevich

SKU: 9780995117426
  • When Dad can't find his shoe the family is sent to find it, but Jiffy, the cat, knows how to solve this mystery. In fact he knew even before the loss was noticed. 

    Told is rhyme and rhythm with a very satisfying ending  ... for cats.