The Cat Who Came to Breakfast Book Summary and Study Guide

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Qwilleran and the cats are visiting an island known by many names. Qwill has always called it Breakfast Island, but to the natives, it's Providence Island. To the rich summer residents it's Grand Island - and to the developers and tourist who are turning this once peaceful place upside down, it's Pear Island. But when some odd "accidents" occur, including a fatal boat explosion, Qwill suspects sabotage and sets out to investigate.
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Qwill and the cats travel to the Domino Inn, run by Nick and Lori Bamba, to investigate some “accidents” while his companion Polly Duncan is vacationing. All of the incidents are pointing to sabotage and Nick Bamba wants the culprit found out before any more guests at his inn get hurt. Qwilleran and Koko spell out clues to help solve the plot to stop tourism on Pear Island.

The review of this Book prepared by roktman75

At the request of Nick Bamba, Qwill and his 2 Siamese go to Breakfast Island to investigate some unexplained events. While there he rescues an heiress and solves the crimes (with the help of the cats and some dominoes). This is my favorite Cat Who book!
The review of this Book prepared by Christy Maurer

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Kind of investigator    -   dog/cat investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   on vacation Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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