To most, Suri is just an orphan in a traveling caravan. But Suri is determined to prove she has the mettle of a monster tamer. When she unknowingly takes something valuable from a caitsith — a cat monster — she will have to quickly harness her powers ... if she even has them!

“Action-packed, easy to follow and featuring
a cast of monsters inimical and otherwise,
along with a winningly intrepid heroine.”
Ages 9 to 12 — Kirkus Reviews, June 2012

 

2013 Joe Shuster Dragon Award!!!

Cat's Cradle: The Golden Twine

“This award recognizes the works which capture the attention and fascination of young readers, and help to create a passion for life-long reading. Works considered for this award are comic books and graphic novels by Canadian creators that are targeted at readers 14 and under. Nominees for this award are selected from the eligible creators lists by a team of educators led by Jennifer Haines, MA, B.Ed., who is also the proprietor of Guelph, Ontario’s The Dragon comic book shop.”

 

View the full list of winners here.

 

Kirkus Reviews

Cat's Cradle: The Golden Twine

“A would-be tamer of monsters hooks up with a diminutive would-be monster in this auspicious series opener.”

“Action-packed, easy to follow and featuring a cast of monsters
inimical and otherwise, along with a winningly intrepid heroine.”

 

Read the full review here.

 

Quill & Quire

Cat's Cradle: The Golden Twine

“With a deft hand, Rioux balances art and narrative, the two elements working together to propel the tale with a mix of adventure, excitement, mystery, and humour."

"This successful combination, along with a cliffhanger ending, makes The Golden Twine a highly accessible book, particularly for new readers of graphica.”

 

Read the full review here.

 

National Post: Kids Review Books for Kids

Cat's Cradle: The Golden Twine

“It’s an adventure story and it’s awesome."

"This graphic novel is something I think everybody should read. Suri is mischievous and strong. She is so cool. It was so good, even my friends wanted to borrow it!”

Audrey Snel, age 8

 

Read the full review here.

 

 

Jo Rioux was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. As a child, she read comics voraciously; first in her native French and later in English. Attending a high school for the arts was an early step in an artistic path which lead to the illustration program at Sheridan college.

After graduation, she was drawn to children's books, illustrating Sword Quest for HarperCollins and the graphic novel series Sam and Friends Mystery for Kids Can Press. Her love for the comic medium spurred her to author her first graphic novel series Cat's Cradle.

She lives in the lush suburbs of her home town, where, when not working at her drawing desk, she can be found nestled within a pile of books.

You can reach her at jorioux@gmail.com