House on the Hill

A Cat and Mouse Adventure
(6 customer reviews)


Eleven-year-old twins, Cat and Mouse, crave adventure but when the school bully talks them into taking a ride on a dodgy-looking canoe, they know it can only lead to disaster.

SKU: 978-0-9943362-4-8 Categories: ,


The first book in a new series for middle graders who love adventure. Each book will be stand-alone.

Eleven-year-old twins, Cat and Mouse, crave adventure but when the school bully talks them into taking a ride on a dodgy-looking canoe, they know it can only lead to disaster. Proven right, they must learn how to deal with the bully and the man who lives in the sinister house on the hill.

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Publication Date

9 July 2019


978-0-9943362-4-8 (ebook)




Adventure, Children's Fiction


epub, mobi, pdf



6 reviews for House on the Hill

  1. Werecat 2

    This is a suspenseful easy to read book for ages 9-12. The ideas are ones that they will relate to, bullying and taunting and friendship. I recommend this book for the fact they and you will want to keep turning the pages and find out what else this foursome are going to get into.
    It was Friday in Mrs Gilbert’s Fifth Grade class. She was asking them what they were going to do over the weekend. The bully of the class, Bradley, was bragging that he and his father would be hunting and fishing. Angus, Catrina’s brother, was called on next. He was trying to come up with something good and decided on canoeing. The bell rang and off they went. His best friend Del wanted to know about the canoeing. They stopped on the bridge and Bradley had found a canoe under it. He taunted the three friends to come down and go into the river. You get to read too find out their exciting adventure. Oh yes!! You also get to find out about the creepy house at the top of the hill. 😃 Happy Reading 😃

    Link to Amazon review.

  2. Al Stone (CBY Book Club)

    Twins Angus and Cat, along with Angus’s best friend, Del, find themselves in a bit of a bother while seeking adventure when school bully, Bradley, challenges them to take a ride down the river in a rusty canoe. The gang soon realise their mistake when their canoe capsizes and they are left stranded with a bully and having to evade capture by the stranger who lives in the isolated house on the hill.

    For the most part, this book was an enjoyable read. I liked the characters. I thought the author gave an authentic portrayal of preadolescent kids full of adrenaline and an excitement for life. I didn’t like the ending. It was somewhat underwhelming in the sense that the suspense that was built up throughout the story wasn’t afforded a climactic ending, particularly with the inclusion of the second resident of the house on the hill, the identity of whom further undermined the threat of danger. The story certainly demonstrated how wild a child’s imagination can be, but I thought the plot could have turned out in a way to better complement the imagination of the protagonists.

    Overall, it was still an enjoyable and quick read.

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book. There was no requirement for me to leave a review. This is my honest opinion of the book.

    Link to Amazon review.

  3. Suzanne Hare

    Cat and Mouse are 11 year old twins who enjoy going on adventures. They are bullied into taking a canoe ride that leads to problems. Then there is the issue of dealing with the person who bullied them and an old man who lives in a broken down house on a hill. This is an action adventure book aimed at middle graders. This is a great book filled with well developed characters with interesting personalities. The storyline is filled with surprises, interesting twists and unexpected turns and great suspense until the end. What I liked most was the decisions the children had to work through. The ethical dilemmas they were placed was well done and displayed critical thinking skills on the children’s part. The overall messages were positive and showed how we can help each other despite our differences. It is a great children’s book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

    Link to Kobo review.

  4. Pat E.

    This is an amazing middle school read. This book has awesome characters like the twins Angus and Catrina, plus Del and even Bradley whom we can remind us of the school bully we have all had to deal with. Interesting story with lots of page-turning action. This is perfect for those middle school kids. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

    Link to Kobo review.

  5. Jane

    A great book for middle grade children. The story centres around four characters Catrice “Cat”, Angus “Mouse” , Del and the class bully Bradley. Cat and Mouse are eleven year old twins who love adventures. Their class teacher asks them what they are going to do for the weekend. As a result Cat, Mouse and Del are bullied into going canoeing by Bradley. It doesn’t end well and an even bigger adventure than anticipated takes places. Full of adventure, dilemmas and difficult decision making. Loved the writing style and the characters. Although this was my first book by Karen Lee Field, it won’t be my last. I received an advance review copy for free from Booksirens, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

    Link to Goodreads review

  6. read247ca

    I received a review copy from BookSirens and the author in exchange for an honest review.

    House on the Hill is an enjoyable middle grade read. Twins Cat and Angus (nickname Mouse) and their friend Del are talked into going for a canoe ride by the school bully, Bradley. What follows is an adventure where imaginations run wild and mature decisions are contemplated. The ending fell a little flat for me, but I still look forward to further Cat and Mouse adventures.

    Link to Goodreads review

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