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John Sullivan

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Sullivan works for the City of Chicago.

Biography: 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.

  • """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 Revi

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

Kitten and the night watchman
ISBN: 9781481461917 OCLC: 1022759316

As he makes his rounds, a night watchman hears birds calling, insects buzzing, and vehicles roaring by, while a stray kitten keeps him company.