Mandie and Joe hear a soft meow on their way home from school and find a cat left alone in the woods near her family's log cabin. When Mandie tries to find out who abandoned the cat, she may have to give up the only pet she's ever had. Come along as Mandie solves her first mystery . . . and receives a special gift. Includes a craft project for young readers. Nine-year-old Mandie Shaw knows that cats don't just appear out of nowhere, especially in the woods near her family's log cabin. But when Mandie and her good friend Joe hear a soft meow on their way home from school, they soon discover that's exactly what has happened. Who would leave a cat alone in the woods? And will finding the answer mean Mandie will have to give up the first pet she's ever had?