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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

Sullivan works for the City of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Sullivan makes his authorial debut with Kitten and the Night Watchman. John works for the City of Chicago guarding buildings and equipment. It was during one of his rounds that he found his cat, Beebe. They were companions for seventeen years. This book is inspired by that experience.

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Titles At Your Library


-- """Kitten and the Night Watchman""" *Ezra Jack Keats Award *Margaret Wise Brown Prize *Best Book, The Boston Globe, 2018 *Best Book, Kirkus, 2018 *Best Book, Publishers Weekly, 2018 *Best Book, Bookpage, 2018 *Starred Review, Kirkus *Starred Review, The Horn Book *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly *Starred Review, Booklist *Starred Review, BCCB *Illinois Reads Book Selections, Illinois Reading Council, 2019