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Children's Fiction Cats

Zoom Away

Deluxe Ed

by (author) Tim Wynne-Jones

illustrated by Eric Beddows

Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 1993
Cats, Fantasy & Magic, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 1993
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 1992
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 3 to 7


Winner of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

It's summertime and most cats are outside chasing butterflies. But not Zoom. He's at home knitting something warm to prepare himself for his latest amazing adventure.

With the help of the beautiful and mysterious Maria, Zoom sets off to the North Pole in search of his missing uncle, Captain Roy.

About the authors

TIM WYNNE-JONES is one of Canada's foremost writers for children. The author of over thirty-five books, he is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Award, as well as a two-time winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and of the Arthur Ellis Award. His short-story collections include Some of the Kinder Planets, Book of Changes and Lord of the Fries. He is also known for his Rex Zero series. Recently, he wrote the young-adult novels The Ruinous Sweep; Emperor of Any Place, which earned seven starred reviews; and Blink & Caution, which won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Tim is also the recipient of the Edgar Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. In 2012, he was made an Officer to the Order of Canada. He lives in Perth, Ontario.


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Eric Beddows is a renowned illustrator who has won many awards, including the Governor General's Award for The Rooster's Gift, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for the Zoom books, and the International Ezra Jack Keats Award bronze medal. He has also had numerous one-man shows of his artwork. He lives in Stratford, Ontario.

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  • Winner, CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

Editorial Reviews elegant, rambling fantasy...


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Canadian Press

...brilliantly executed...

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