Ten-year-old Martha has leadership skills. At least, that’s what her parents say. Her cousins, Sanjay and Anand, say she’s bossy.
When Martha sneakily adopts a very pregnant cat from a garage sale free box right before her cousins come for a long visit, it puts a serious kink in her carefully laid plans for summer. That kink grows even bigger when the cat runs away. Still, Martha’s determined to give her cousins forty-two days of fun, Portland, Oregon style.
But ten-year-old Sanjay and eight-year-old Anand face troubles of their own.
Little Anand must confront the biggest challenge of his life: getting strong enough to conquer the taunting Tarzan rope swing that looms across the neighborhood swimming pool. And Sanjay has a big secret stashed in Martha’s attic.
Can they all work together to find Martha’s cat and newborn kittens? Or will the urban coyotes find them first?
The Cat, the Cash, the Leap and the List is a contemporary novel with a classic feel. If you loved The Penderwicks and Ivy and Bean, you’ll fall head over heels for Martha, Sanjay and Anand.