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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 panic 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.


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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 panic 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.

30 review for Brina the Cat #1: The Gang of the Feline Sun

  1. 5 out of 5

    Amina

    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 th 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.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Robb Rugeroni

    Salati, Giorgio & Cornia, Christian. Brina the CAT: The Gang of the Feline Sun (2020). Originally published in Italy as Brina e La Banda del Sole Felino (2017). How does anyone truly know the feeling of freedom? Is it when we are not confined by expectations and walls? Or is it when we know that we are loved and wanted even if we must abide by rules and restrictions? City cat Brina wrestles with these philosophical questions as she runs off with a gang of feral cats she meets while on vacation in Salati, Giorgio & Cornia, Christian. Brina the CAT: The Gang of the Feline Sun (2020). Originally published in Italy as Brina e La Banda del Sole Felino (2017). How does anyone truly know the feeling of freedom? Is it when we are not confined by expectations and walls? Or is it when we know that we are loved and wanted even if we must abide by rules and restrictions? City cat Brina wrestles with these philosophical questions as she runs off with a gang of feral cats she meets while on vacation in the mountains with her owners. The authors use each paneled page to convey Brina’s euphoria and interactions with her new friends using imagery that conveys her newfound freedom while simultaneously providing a detailed look into the worry and anguish young couple Margret and Sam endure while searching an unknown hamlet for their missing kittie. The use of color and light to convey the feelings and emotions of each act of the story add to the two tales of loss and adventure to give readers a short but thought-provoking page turner. Target audience: 5 - 9 graders (but the authors indicate all ages will enjoy.)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Miranda

    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 fo 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.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Annie

    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.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    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 ther 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.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tasha

    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, frien 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

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mae

    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.

  8. 5 out of 5

    OjoAusana

    *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.

  9. 5 out of 5

    CR

    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.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Chloë Jans

    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 st 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.

  11. 4 out of 5

    tony dillard jr

    Brina is a city cat. She has traveled to the mountains for a holiday with her people, Sam and Marge. Brina enjoys some minor freedom, roaming the backyard to the cottage her masters have rented. But when she meets a one-eyed wild cat name Vespucci, Brina begins to hear the call of the wilderness. Running away from home, Brina learns what it means to be independent. This freedom means scrounging for your next meal, fighting off predators and angry humans, and trusting in the other members of your Brina is a city cat. She has traveled to the mountains for a holiday with her people, Sam and Marge. Brina enjoys some minor freedom, roaming the backyard to the cottage her masters have rented. But when she meets a one-eyed wild cat name Vespucci, Brina begins to hear the call of the wilderness. Running away from home, Brina learns what it means to be independent. This freedom means scrounging for your next meal, fighting off predators and angry humans, and trusting in the other members of your new family. In this case, it's Vespucci and his followers; the Gang of the Feline Sun! But is this truly the independent lifestyle that Brina yearns for? Brina the Cat is a new series brought to you by Papercutz. Brina's debut first saw print in 2018 in her creator, Giorgio Salati's native Italy. Now Brina and her owners come to you in this fantastic English translation! The interesting thing about this story was how evenly balanced this story was between Brina and her human owners. Lots of these type of stories about a pet's desire to live unencumbered usually focuses on just the pets. You might get a scene or two in which the humans are quite sad over the disappearance of their beloved animal. But the story is mostly from the eyes of the pets. Not here! Giorgio Salati shows the reader the anguish of owners Sam and Marge as they desperately try to find Brina. This really helps the reader to desire that Brina and her family ultimately reunite. Showing the story from the human's perspective adds a layer to depth to the story. Just as Brina meets an assortment of animals on her venture, Sam and Marge meet some interesting characters as they search for their missing sweetheart. Showing both the pet and owner sides of the story make for a very satisfying ending! (Speaking of which, read all the way to the very back cover for a much needed and appreciated secret final scene to this adventure!) I wish I could say that this was the purr-fect graphic novel starring cats. But there were a couple of scenes of animal cruelty that really stung. I understand that the writer felt that he needed to add those scenes to help make the reader more sympathetic to a couple of the characters. However with a suggested readership of ages 8-12, those scenes could be considered too intense for young readers If the young reader in your life can't stand to view those ASPCA commercials in which Sarah Mclachlan sings while showing images of mistreated puppies, then this book may not be right fit just now. Or you could use this book as a teachable moment to teach about the proper care of a pet. Maybe Brina and company will even inspire you to adopt a kitty or doggie in need of a forever home! Papercutz has introduced families to a variety of cats over the years. From the pusses in the work's of Smurfs' creator Peyo to the meatloaf known as Sushi in the adventures of Cazenove and Richez's Cat & Cat, Brina the Cat is the newest star of the Papercutz family. With a second volume debuting in stores this Summer, be sure to make Brina a part of your graphic novel family today!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Brandy {The Review Booth}

    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 trad 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.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Fischer

    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

  14. 4 out of 5

    Star

    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!

  15. 4 out of 5

    JoJo

    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' 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.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Marion Jones

    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.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Blinn Sheffield

    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 wa 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.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Serena

    **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 durin **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!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Wayne McCoy

    '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.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Dinges

    Brina the Cat is an all ages graphic novel about a city cat who decides to try out the stray life. I found the story to be pretty cute. It's short enough to keep a kid's attention span, but touches on some more complex things like how we identify ourselves and how different people process anxiety and grief. The book was originally published in Italy, and there are times where the translation does feel a bit clunky. The art style was very fitting for the book. It's cute, but capable of conveying q Brina the Cat is an all ages graphic novel about a city cat who decides to try out the stray life. I found the story to be pretty cute. It's short enough to keep a kid's attention span, but touches on some more complex things like how we identify ourselves and how different people process anxiety and grief. The book was originally published in Italy, and there are times where the translation does feel a bit clunky. The art style was very fitting for the book. It's cute, but capable of conveying quite a bit of emotion. It was certainly professional quality, which is sometimes a concern with publishers I'm not familiar with. Brina is a perfectly good read and certainly a good introduction to the medium for the younger crowd. If you have kids on the fence about comics, I'd encourage you to give it a try.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Denise (ramblingoutloud)

    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 ag 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

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    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 tippe 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."

  23. 5 out of 5

    Caffeinated Fae

    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 t 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.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    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 b 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.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tracey S

    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

  26. 5 out of 5

    Halee

    arc provided by the publisher and netgalley in exchange for an honest review This 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 ⭐️

  27. 4 out of 5

    Manda Gjokaj (blueyedbooks)

    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! 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!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Susan Underbrink

    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

  29. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    This charming, beautifully illustrated graphic novel tells the story of Brina, a city cat who comes to the country with her humans for a vacation. She meets a band of stray cats who insist that Brina cannot possibly be truly free and happy as long as she lives under the control of her humans. Are they right? Are cats happier as wild animals, roaming free? Or can life indoors with humans who love them ultimately prove to be just as fulfilling? I particularly appreciated how the book showed what b This charming, beautifully illustrated graphic novel tells the story of Brina, a city cat who comes to the country with her humans for a vacation. She meets a band of stray cats who insist that Brina cannot possibly be truly free and happy as long as she lives under the control of her humans. Are they right? Are cats happier as wild animals, roaming free? Or can life indoors with humans who love them ultimately prove to be just as fulfilling? I particularly appreciated how the book showed what both Brina and her humans were going through; as a lifelong cat owner, I absolutely sympathize with the anxiety of a missing cat. This is a very well done, complete story, but I'm glad that we will be getting more stories about Brina and her family in the future.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nika Martinez

    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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