Adam's ArkPaul Stewart
fantasy, young adult
Adam is autistic but when his mother buys him a pet cat, Oscar, he is able to "think talk" with him. He soon finds that he can communicate with all mammmals and makes such progress that he is able to attend the local comprehensive. However, Adam soon discovers sinister happenings in his town.
Paul Stewart (born 1955) is a writer of children's books, best known for the bestselling The Edge Chronicles, the Free Lance (A Knight's Story) novels and the Far-Flung Adventures series among others. Many of his books are illustrated by Chris Riddell. Paul Stewart lives in the Seaside town Brighton with his wife and children.
Paul Stewart. Wikipedia.