Brina the Cat
Brina, a city cat, moved to the mountains with the owners for a summer holiday. Here she meets some stray cats who call themselves "The Gang of the Feline Sun". The new friends convince her to escape her owners and become a free cat. But while Brina enjoys her newfound freedom and all the new types of delectable bugs the countryside has to offer, her young owners are panicking over losing her, a member of their family. Brina must make a choice to live with her owners, where it's safe (but confined) or go in the wilderness. A heartwarming tender cat tale.

Brina the Cat Details

TitleBrina the Cat
Author
ReleaseJan 14th, 2020
PublisherPapercutz
ISBN-139781545804254
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Childrens, Animals, Cats

Brina the Cat Review

  • Amina
    January 1, 1970
    It is all about humans - animals relationships, some won't let their cats out because they're afraid to lose them or them being hurt, something I did with my cat who lived with me for almost 12 years, he was well taken care of but he longed to go out. And some will let their cats go out because they want them to feel free, something I did with both my cats (now 2 years old) and ended up missing one of them for about 6 months now.What happened to Brina can happen to any cat, and lots of people It is all about humans - animals relationships, some won't let their cats out because they're afraid to lose them or them being hurt, something I did with my cat who lived with me for almost 12 years, he was well taken care of but he longed to go out. And some will let their cats go out because they want them to feel free, something I did with both my cats (now 2 years old) and ended up missing one of them for about 6 months now.What happened to Brina can happen to any cat, and lots of people think that some cats are emprisonned by their owners because they're selfish and don't care about their pets feelings, no, it is totally wrong. When you adopt a pet, well, when a pet adopts you, you end up fearing for its safety more than yours. The story was good and the art was exquisite. I'll be waiting for the next issue.
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  • Ms. Yingling
    January 1, 1970
    E ARC provided by NetgalleyBrina and her owners are on vacation in an amazing home in the mountains. Brina wants to get outside, but when she is allowed out once, she gets distracted and runs away, finally being found in a pipe near the yard. Once this city cat has a taste of freedom and fresh air, she wants more. Egged on by Vespucci, a feral cat with a troubled past and a missing eye, Brina leaves her loving owners to run with the pack. Vespucci and the other cats are welcoming, but also get E ARC provided by NetgalleyBrina and her owners are on vacation in an amazing home in the mountains. Brina wants to get outside, but when she is allowed out once, she gets distracted and runs away, finally being found in a pipe near the yard. Once this city cat has a taste of freedom and fresh air, she wants more. Egged on by Vespucci, a feral cat with a troubled past and a missing eye, Brina leaves her loving owners to run with the pack. Vespucci and the other cats are welcoming, but also get Brina into some trouble. Her owners are desperately worried, and she misses them as well, but is that enough for her to leave her life of freedom and return to them?Strengths: This is worth purchasing for the setting alone-- those mountains! I'd be glad to go even if I had to be in a cage. This is a sweet story, and mirrors how I think my dog would feel if taken to the mountains. (There's no sleeping on memory foam with fuzzy blankets in the wild!)The pictures are utterly adorable, and the picture-to-text ratio is perfect. Weaknesses: This is a translation, and there were a few moments where it felt like I was missing something. What I really think: The premise is very similar to Hunter's Into the Wild, where the "kittypet" runs off and enjoys the life of freedom. This is sort of an alternate ending to that book; in The Warriors, the cats all decide to be feral and fight with each other and eat voles, but Brina is willing to give up her freedom in order to have a safer life with her humans. This will be wildly popular in middle schools where graphic novels circulate well. Looking forward to the sequel, City Cat, due out June 2, 2020!
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  • Annie
    January 1, 1970
    Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Brina the Cat #1 is a fun graphic novel written by Giorgio Salati and illustrated by Christian Cornia featuring Brina the Cat's adventures in the countryside on holiday with her humans. Originally released in 2017 in Italy, this English translation, due out 14th Jan 2020 from Papercutz has 88 pages and will be available in hardcover and paperback formats.This is a short and very sweet story about indoor cats and outdoor cats. Brina meets a gang Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Brina the Cat #1 is a fun graphic novel written by Giorgio Salati and illustrated by Christian Cornia featuring Brina the Cat's adventures in the countryside on holiday with her humans. Originally released in 2017 in Italy, this English translation, due out 14th Jan 2020 from Papercutz has 88 pages and will be available in hardcover and paperback formats.This is a short and very sweet story about indoor cats and outdoor cats. Brina meets a gang of cats on vacation including a feral cat with a missing eye and bad attitude. Vespucci wants Brina to give up her pampered home life and run away from her humans and live wild. Her conflict and her interactions with the other cats of the gang of the feline sun makes for a fun adventure.I'm looking forward to more from this series. Four stars.Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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  • Tasha
    January 1, 1970
    In exchange of reading this book, I offer my honest review. I received a copy of this book from @NetGalley. This is an adorable tale of two-year old cat, Brina, who goes on vacation with her human family. Born on a farm, she remembers her past while a kitten when she gazes outside. So when she finds the opportunity to go explore with the help of fellow cats in the area, she gets to live on the wild side again. While she tries to adjust to her new life, she learns some lessons about family, In exchange of reading this book, I offer my honest review. I received a copy of this book from @NetGalley. This is an adorable tale of two-year old cat, Brina, who goes on vacation with her human family. Born on a farm, she remembers her past while a kitten when she gazes outside. So when she finds the opportunity to go explore with the help of fellow cats in the area, she gets to live on the wild side again. While she tries to adjust to her new life, she learns some lessons about family, friends and love. This would be a great gift for cat lovers! #BrinatheCat1
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  • Mae
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 or 4 stars. This book was very cute. Sometimes it got a little cheesy or repetitive, but it is meant for middle grade kids. The art style is wonderful, as is the storyline. All of the adventures Brina goes on are entertaining and had me reading this in one sitting. A cute comic I think many different age groups would enjoy.
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  • OjoAusana
    January 1, 1970
    *received for free from netgalley in order for honest review* Really cute little comic, love the art and characters, its a comic so story is short but imo good for kids learning to read.
  • CR
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a cute and adorable little story. The kids all read it and this is their review. We really enjoyed the artwork and the cats in this one. We think that kids of all ages (were 7, 8, 12) would love this one!!! It had a cute story and cute characters and we couldn't put it down.
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  • Chloë Jans
    January 1, 1970
    In this story, we follow Brina, an adventurous cat, on a trip to the mountains on a summer holiday with her owners. There, she encounters Vespucci, a cat who tells her all about being free of your owners and exploring the world. Brina's remember her life as a kitten at the farm and after being locked into the summer house, she runs away. She joins the feline gang but secretly misses her owners and some of the orders of the clan don't sit well with her. This story showcases Brina's side of the In this story, we follow Brina, an adventurous cat, on a trip to the mountains on a summer holiday with her owners. There, she encounters Vespucci, a cat who tells her all about being free of your owners and exploring the world. Brina's remember her life as a kitten at the farm and after being locked into the summer house, she runs away. She joins the feline gang but secretly misses her owners and some of the orders of the clan don't sit well with her. This story showcases Brina's side of the story as well as the owners', Margret and Sam. They are looking everywhere for Brina and just keep missing her.This read very quickly but nevertheless had an amazing message. It's about family, friendship and freedom. It's about a loving family but also about being the 'one too much' in the litter.The artwork was beautiful, I especially adored the cats and the landscapes. I hope to read more about Brina and her adventures. I recommend this to lovers of cats or graphic novels or people that are just looking for a good, quick read.
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  • Brandy {The Review Booth}
    January 1, 1970
    Brina the Cat is a charming graphic novel about the misadventure of city cat Brina while she and her family are on summer vacation in the mountains. Her owners - Sam & Margaret decide to let Brina outside after her very vocal protestations of being left alone inside. While exploring nearby she happens to meet members of The Gang of the Feline Sun. The gang influences Brina into escaping her owners to become as they are - free cats. After Brina makes the decision to leave her comfort zone in Brina the Cat is a charming graphic novel about the misadventure of city cat Brina while she and her family are on summer vacation in the mountains. Her owners - Sam & Margaret decide to let Brina outside after her very vocal protestations of being left alone inside. While exploring nearby she happens to meet members of The Gang of the Feline Sun. The gang influences Brina into escaping her owners to become as they are - free cats. After Brina makes the decision to leave her comfort zone in trade for freedom and adventure her owners are devastated. Did she really sign up for freedom and adventure with the gang? Brina will have to make a choice between what her human family offers and what the gang expects from her.Some of the interactions between Sam & Margaret seem off topic and a little disjointed. I know it's a graphic novel for kids but as a parent I would expect it to make logical sense no matter who's reading it. As the story progresses it does flesh out the backstory to give more depth to the characters which helped lessen the disjointed feeling. There are some leaps in dialogue where the characters never discussed their cats but somehow Brina's owners know information regarding other cats? Overall, this graphic novel is what feels like an introduction to Brina and is a very cute and heartwarming tale told from feline and human perspectives.This graphic novel reminds me of a very scaled back version of Erin Hunter's Warriors series. Brina is written by Giorgio Salati and illustrated by Christian Cornia and was originally published in 2017 in Italy as Brina e la Banda del Sole Felino. The illustrations in this story are beautiful and charming - the mountain scenes are very picturesque. The cats and images are bright, eye catching and very well drawn. The story text is easily readable even after magnifying the PDF to make it larger on my screen. I would highly suggest this to fans of the following: cats, children's graphic novels, stories told from animal POV, parents of children who love cats and Erin Hunter's Warriors series. I would read this to my own daughter but as she's two - I don't think we're quite there yet but I do know that she would love it. As always, a big thank you to NetGalley and Papercutz for the opportunity to read this story in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jennifer Fischer
    January 1, 1970
    Brina the Cat is a graphic novel about a house cat that goes on a vacation with her owners. Brina does not like being cooped up in the house while her owners spend their days outdoors and eventually her owners decide to give her a bit of freedom. Brina wanders off where she meets a gang of free cats that try to convince her to join them. Brina hesitates, but once she faces consequences for wandering off, she decides that being a free cat would be better than following the whims of her owners. At Brina the Cat is a graphic novel about a house cat that goes on a vacation with her owners. Brina does not like being cooped up in the house while her owners spend their days outdoors and eventually her owners decide to give her a bit of freedom. Brina wanders off where she meets a gang of free cats that try to convince her to join them. Brina hesitates, but once she faces consequences for wandering off, she decides that being a free cat would be better than following the whims of her owners. At first, Brina enjoys her new found freedom, but over time she realizes that she's not really free at all. Brina reunites with her owners once she realizes that they really just want what is best for her.Young readers will enjoy the feline characters in this book. The plot is simple, but also one that readers can relate to. Although Brina is a cat that wants to escape the rules and boundaries put in place by her family, students may experience similar challenges within their own families. The illustrations do well to add to the story of Brina and her family. Readers will be pleased with the adventures of Brina and the happy resolution to her journey.I received a free copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.#NetGalley #BrinatheCat1
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  • Star
    January 1, 1970
    I received an e-Advanced Reader Copy of Tweet Cute from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This has no way impacted my thoughts.Who doesn’t love a story about animals?Brina is a city cat, who has gone on a summer holiday with her humans to the mountains. Brina wants to explore her new surroundings, and upon her travels, she discovers other cats. Specifically one cat, the leader of “The Gang of the Feline Sun”, Vespucci, who wants to ‘liberate’ Brina from her humans and show her what it I received an e-Advanced Reader Copy of Tweet Cute from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This has no way impacted my thoughts.Who doesn’t love a story about animals?Brina is a city cat, who has gone on a summer holiday with her humans to the mountains. Brina wants to explore her new surroundings, and upon her travels, she discovers other cats. Specifically one cat, the leader of “The Gang of the Feline Sun”, Vespucci, who wants to ‘liberate’ Brina from her humans and show her what it’s like to be a real cat.For Brina, who was born on a farm, this sounds like a wonderful idea – she can be free to explore all she wants, and she has other cats to do it with.On the flip side, her humans Margret and Sam, are worried out of their minds looking for her when she goes missing.This is a story about humans and animals. It’s touching in parts – knowing what lengths humans will go to for their animals. But it also touches on the darker side of what can happen to cats when a human deems there to be ‘too many’ in a litter.The art work in this novel was so very beautifully done, and I think any younger child would really love the illustrations as well as the story line itself.I’m intrigued to see what adventures Brina goes on next!
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  • JoJo
    January 1, 1970
    Brina is a city cat who visits the mountains with her owners Margaret and Sam. She feels constricted and wants freedom to explore. She meets other cats and Vespucci the leader of "The Gang of the Feline Sun" convinces her to join them and see what it's like to be a real cat. Meanwhile, Margaret and Sam are worried sick when she goes missing. Brina goes on adventures and discovers some important life lessons along the way. The story is well done and the art style is beautiful. This is a Brina is a city cat who visits the mountains with her owners Margaret and Sam. She feels constricted and wants freedom to explore. She meets other cats and Vespucci the leader of "The Gang of the Feline Sun" convinces her to join them and see what it's like to be a real cat. Meanwhile, Margaret and Sam are worried sick when she goes missing. Brina goes on adventures and discovers some important life lessons along the way. The story is well done and the art style is beautiful. This is a children's book but the story felt relatable and people of all ages can connect to it as it deals with themes of family, friendship, acceptance, loss, wanting freedom and independence. You don't need to be blood related to people for them to be your family. The people who love you will always be there for you. They will welcome you with open arms and will accept you as you are. Additionally, I requested this book because the concept of a city cat visiting the mountains and giving in to their feral side reminded me of an Italian bedtime story my dad used to tell me when I was little.Thank you to NeGalley and Papercutz for providing me with an ARC of this book.
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  • Marion Jones
    January 1, 1970
    This graphic novel is absolutely darling! The illustrations are bright and eye-catching and will hold your attention. The storyline is precious! Don’t you often wonder what goes through the mind of your little fur baby? Well, this will provide you with a definite possibility. Brina is a city cat. She has always been taken care of and loved by her people. However, one day, her owners decide to take a vacation to the mountains and take Brina along. Now, when at home Brina has all kinds of freedom, This graphic novel is absolutely darling! The illustrations are bright and eye-catching and will hold your attention. The storyline is precious! Don’t you often wonder what goes through the mind of your little fur baby? Well, this will provide you with a definite possibility. Brina is a city cat. She has always been taken care of and loved by her people. However, one day, her owners decide to take a vacation to the mountains and take Brina along. Now, when at home Brina has all kinds of freedom, but in the mountains, her owners are worried that she may wander off and become lost. For this reason, they limit her ability to roam. Well, this does not set too well with Brina, and with encouragement from some of her roaming peers, she sets off on an adventure of her own. Needless, to say her owners are distraught and miss her terribly. In the end Brina makes a choice to return to her owners and safety. This is a heartwarming story that will make you smile and give you all the “feels”. Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for allowing to review this book.
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  • Blinn Sheffield
    January 1, 1970
    This graphic novel is a quick read and, while intended for children, is great for cat lovers of all ages. Sam and Margaret, a young couple, go on vacation in a country village with their cat Brina. Brina meets some stray cats who convince her that true freedom for cats means living without humans. The group, called the Gang of the Feline Sun, initiates Brina with tests that she eagerly accepts as she has thirsted for adventure, But after seeing group leader Vespucci's dictatorial and uncaring This graphic novel is a quick read and, while intended for children, is great for cat lovers of all ages. Sam and Margaret, a young couple, go on vacation in a country village with their cat Brina. Brina meets some stray cats who convince her that true freedom for cats means living without humans. The group, called the Gang of the Feline Sun, initiates Brina with tests that she eagerly accepts as she has thirsted for adventure, But after seeing group leader Vespucci's dictatorial and uncaring ways, Brina realizes that her freedom comes from the love and protection her human owners offer. The cats are adorable, with expressive faces and bodies, and the humans are thoughtfully drawn as well. Sam and Margaret's desperate search for Brina will resonate with anyone who has lost a pet, and their reunion with Brina brings tears of joy. While the story is great for the action and cuteness, it also presents though-provoking questions about the meaning of freedom.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Cute story of what happens when a city cat meets a group of wild strays, and wonders if life is better in the outdoors, rather than in the indoors. Sure, you get food inside, but look at all the grasshoppers and mice outside. What could possibly be better.So Brina leaves her humans to see if life is better outside.The story goes between Brina and her humans, who miss her very much, and wander the town, where they are on vacation, looking for her.The translation is mostly well done, although Cute story of what happens when a city cat meets a group of wild strays, and wonders if life is better in the outdoors, rather than in the indoors. Sure, you get food inside, but look at all the grasshoppers and mice outside. What could possibly be better.So Brina leaves her humans to see if life is better outside.The story goes between Brina and her humans, who miss her very much, and wander the town, where they are on vacation, looking for her.The translation is mostly well done, although there is one spot where the new owner says the reason they are naming her Brina is because she she looks as though her faded spots look as though they were covered in dew.. But Brina apparently means Frost in Italian, so not only does that not make any sense in English, it doesn’t work in Italian either. Other than that, I wouldn’t have suspected it wasn’t originally written in English.So, 3.5 stories rounded up to four.
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  • Serena
    January 1, 1970
    **Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.**This was a very sweet and cute graphic novel. It was gorgeously illustrated, with beautifully drawn mountains and each cat had their own individuality that could be seen in their words and pictures.It is a story of being misunderstood, of not being sure why things have to be a certain way, there is rebellion and ultimately understanding. Brina is stuck inside **Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.**This was a very sweet and cute graphic novel. It was gorgeously illustrated, with beautifully drawn mountains and each cat had their own individuality that could be seen in their words and pictures.It is a story of being misunderstood, of not being sure why things have to be a certain way, there is rebellion and ultimately understanding. Brina is stuck inside during a vacation and longs to be outside, when she gets her wish, she ventures further away from the safety of her human family. During her adventure she meets many different animals with different opinions on what a 'cage' is. In the end Brina makes her own decisions about what is best for her.A beautiful graphic novel that I would recommend to any age of reader!
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  • Wayne McCoy
    January 1, 1970
    'Brina the Cat #1: The Gang of the Feline Sun' by Giorgio Salati with art by Christian Cornia is a graphic novel about a city cat who discovers life in the wild.When Brina moved to the mountains with her owners, there were lots of new things to see and smell. Brina gets away and finds some of the neighborhood cats, but she is found and locked inside her house. Her curiosity leads her to escape again and hang out with the other cats, but what will she find in the outside world? Is it better to be 'Brina the Cat #1: The Gang of the Feline Sun' by Giorgio Salati with art by Christian Cornia is a graphic novel about a city cat who discovers life in the wild.When Brina moved to the mountains with her owners, there were lots of new things to see and smell. Brina gets away and finds some of the neighborhood cats, but she is found and locked inside her house. Her curiosity leads her to escape again and hang out with the other cats, but what will she find in the outside world? Is it better to be an indoor cat or an outdoor one?It's a cute story and I think younger readers will like the characters. The art is bright and fun. I liked the different personalities the artist conveys in the cats.I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Europe Comics, Papercutz, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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  • Denise (ramblingoutloud)
    January 1, 1970
    Brina is a satisfied cat, living a good life with her owners. Until they go on vacation and a fellow cat convinces her that she needs adventure in her life. She breaks free from her bonds and goes out exploring the wild and freedom of having no owners. But then, is it really freedom when someone keeps deciding what you can and can't do? And is it really better than a loving home?This is a sweet comic about a fierce and kind cat. I really enjoyed reading it and think it'll suit children in the Brina is a satisfied cat, living a good life with her owners. Until they go on vacation and a fellow cat convinces her that she needs adventure in her life. She breaks free from her bonds and goes out exploring the wild and freedom of having no owners. But then, is it really freedom when someone keeps deciding what you can and can't do? And is it really better than a loving home?This is a sweet comic about a fierce and kind cat. I really enjoyed reading it and think it'll suit children in the age 6-9, perhaps. But I'm 28 and still liked it, so who knows. Anyway, the moral of the story, as I see it, is peer pressure and finding where you belong in the world. And you really get a glimpse into the love an owner has for their pet./ Denise
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    Normally comic books are not my style (reading style that is) but this last year I started to get into them because my daughter loves them. We really enjoyed this sweet story about Brina the Cat. Overall, we enjoyed the lessons she learned about friendship. Great illustrations! A sweet end to the story! Would read more in the series. My 9 year old daughter typed:"I really enjoyed it because of the adventure. I really liked the intro when the dogs landing in the theater. The part when brina Normally comic books are not my style (reading style that is) but this last year I started to get into them because my daughter loves them. We really enjoyed this sweet story about Brina the Cat. Overall, we enjoyed the lessons she learned about friendship. Great illustrations! A sweet end to the story! Would read more in the series. My 9 year old daughter typed:"I really enjoyed it because of the adventure. I really liked the intro when the dogs landing in the theater. The part when brina tipped the cans of paint onto the dog was very funny. My favorite character was brina because she so adventurous."
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  • Caffeinated Fae
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Brina the Cat is a book I could see a lot of midgrade readers adoring. This story was quick-paced and the graphics were well done. Honestly, it's worth a read just to look at the illustrations. The story itself was told well. This book focused on the bond between cats and humans which was a fun aspect to explore. I enjoyed seeing the love between Brina and her owners. Though I enjoyed this book, for the most part, I did feel I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Brina the Cat is a book I could see a lot of midgrade readers adoring. This story was quick-paced and the graphics were well done. Honestly, it's worth a read just to look at the illustrations. The story itself was told well. This book focused on the bond between cats and humans which was a fun aspect to explore. I enjoyed seeing the love between Brina and her owners. Though I enjoyed this book, for the most part, I did feel that it became rushed. I would have loved to have explored a little more of the story. Ultimately, I enjoyed the book and I'm sure any cat-loving midgrade reader will love it.
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  • Tracey S
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to get to read a new graphic novel by Giorgio Salati, Christian Cornia (Illustrations) called Brina the Cat and The Gang of Feline Sun and I really enjoyed the writing and the artwork were so on point. Brina is a city cat who goes on holiday with her owners to the country and one day she is chased by a dog and runs away and meets a leader of a cat gang called Vespucci and the novel follows what actually happens to the main character. I so can't wait to find out what happens to I was lucky enough to get to read a new graphic novel by Giorgio Salati, Christian Cornia (Illustrations) called Brina the Cat and The Gang of Feline Sun and I really enjoyed the writing and the artwork were so on point. Brina is a city cat who goes on holiday with her owners to the country and one day she is chased by a dog and runs away and meets a leader of a cat gang called Vespucci and the novel follows what actually happens to the main character. I so can't wait to find out what happens to Brina and so I am giving this fantastic graphic novel 5 stars
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  • Miranda
    January 1, 1970
    Brina is a house cat who is on vacation with her owners. She desperately wants to venture outside, but when she does, she finds herself in a gang of wild cats. Brina's owners are desperate to find her. Will Brina choose to stay with the cats or will she go home to her humans?I thought this graphic novel was adorable. I definitely found myself cheering for Brina. Part of the appeal with graphic novels are the illustrations, and the illustrations here were very well done. Thank you to NetGalley Brina is a house cat who is on vacation with her owners. She desperately wants to venture outside, but when she does, she finds herself in a gang of wild cats. Brina's owners are desperate to find her. Will Brina choose to stay with the cats or will she go home to her humans?I thought this graphic novel was adorable. I definitely found myself cheering for Brina. Part of the appeal with graphic novels are the illustrations, and the illustrations here were very well done. Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC.
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  • Theediscerning
    January 1, 1970
    A human couple on holiday in the Alps have a nightmare time when Brina, their city cat, vanishes. She in her feline way has had her head turned by the nature, the prey – and a one-eyed old rascal of a moggy, leading a gang of feral cats in a life of crime. It's all perfectly reasonable, but not brilliant – to me, in this translation at least, there was too much of a disconnect between the emotionless narration of the humans' story, and the cutesiness of the cats' adventure. Still, nothing much A human couple on holiday in the Alps have a nightmare time when Brina, their city cat, vanishes. She in her feline way has had her head turned by the nature, the prey – and a one-eyed old rascal of a moggy, leading a gang of feral cats in a life of crime. It's all perfectly reasonable, but not brilliant – to me, in this translation at least, there was too much of a disconnect between the emotionless narration of the humans' story, and the cutesiness of the cats' adventure. Still, nothing much beats a happy ending where furry critters are involved. Three and a half stars, perhaps.
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  • Halee Denise
    January 1, 1970
    arc provided by the publisher and netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a pretty cute and quick little read. It’s about Brina the cat who is on vacation with her owners outside of the city and how she gets out and meets a stray cat who wants to show her how to be a wild cat but things don’t go quite as either of them planned.I really liked the art style and the simplicity of the dialogue and story, it was quick and I’m glad that I got a chance to read it!3/5 arc provided by the publisher and netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a pretty cute and quick little read. It’s about Brina the cat who is on vacation with her owners outside of the city and how she gets out and meets a stray cat who wants to show her how to be a wild cat but things don’t go quite as either of them planned.I really liked the art style and the simplicity of the dialogue and story, it was quick and I’m glad that I got a chance to read it!3/5 ⭐️
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  • Manda Gjokaj (blueyedbooks)
    January 1, 1970
    What a cute story! Thank you to netgalley & publisher for approving my ARC request. I’m a huge cat lady and having three cats myself, this story captured my heart. Brina is a sweet, adventurous and courages feline and i can only wish if my cats got out, they would be as brave as her! Such a heartfelt story and i know all us cat lovers will appreciate this one! I can’t wait to pick up a physical copy in 2020! I also LOVE the art work!
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  • Susan Underbrink
    January 1, 1970
    A big thank you to NetGalley and Papercutz for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a children's book. I found this to be a very relatable story. Freedom, family, friendship all come into play. The graphics are nice and the story is good. 3.5 stars I think most kids would enjoy. Comic book style
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  • Engel Dreizehn
    January 1, 1970
    ARC Copy...cute and lovable choice for all cat lovers with both heart and humor. I actually felt very sad when Brina escapes and her owners go looking for her. Wouldn't you be sad if your pet goes missing for a long time?
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    This story is for elementary or middle schoolers. Some of the text seemed like it would better fit in a picture book or easy reader. The illustrations were very good and helped tell the story. There was some intriguing emotion and the ending was very neat.
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  • Sandy
    January 1, 1970
    I love a good cat graphic novel (or really any cat book). There's nothing that really makes this book stand out, but the illustrations were well done and the story should be interesting enough for young readers.
  • Nika Martinez
    January 1, 1970
    The art, the plot, everything about this book was perfect for me. Such a great reading and the art was awesome. I highly recommend it. 5 stars for sure. I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.
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