I got a preview of the cover for Barnum's Revenge yesterday.
It may change slightly before the actual release, and I haven't seen the back copy yet, but here's the blurb I sent in:
Life’s never dull when your best friend is a talking cat.
A month has passed since Bill Euston and Snowy (a talking cat only he can hear), exposed the illegal animal experiments taking place beneath the Adventure Safari zoo and theme park, where Bill’s father works as chief veterinary surgeon.
When Bill’s cousin, Luke, comes to stay, the family must pretend Snowy is a normal cat. Luke is a bully. From the moment he arrives, he sets out to make Bill’s life a misery. Not content with taking over his bedroom, he picks on Bill at every opportunity, gets Snowy banished to the kitchen, and worst of all, charms his way into the affections of Carmen, Bill’s only other teenage friend in the village.
To make matters worse, someone keeps letting animals out of their enclosures at Adventure Safari. If the sabotage continues, the park may have to close down, forcing the Euston family to give up their idyllic new life in the English countryside. In an effort to discover who’s responsible, Dr. Euston enlists Bill and Snowy’s help, but Snowy has his own problem, a fox with sharp teeth and a vicious temperament to match his name, Shredder.
What do you think?