The adventurous cats who sailed the open seas in Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea head west by train to rescue a missing mouse friend. With few clues, the two depend on the help of prairie dogs, bison, ferrets, and a wise lynx to solve the mystery of Hieronymus’s whereabouts.
A message has traveled via the mouse network to cat brothers Anton and Cecil: their rodent friend Hieronymus has been captured. Though he’d rather stay close to home, Anton must get to the friend who saved his life. Cecil is quick to action, too, but it’s adventure he craves. Boarding one of the machines the mice call “landships”–noisy, smoke-belching trains–Anton and Cecil travel to the heart of the Wild West. Along the way Cecil is tossed out by the train’s conductor, only to face huge bison, chattering prairie dogs, and the most dangerous creature of all, a boy who wants to make Cecil a pet. Meanwhile, Anton’s search leads him to stampeding herds, menacing rattlesnakes, and fierce, enormous cats.
In this perilous territory, do Anton and Cecil have the courage and wit to find and save Hieronymus?