Betty C. Tang
Author & Illustrator
"Katie and Besties" Story Series
The eight-year-old Katie Wong never has a dull moment with Angel and Rascal in her life. Together they have explored a mysterious underground wonderland; celebrated the Chinese New Year; visited the Land of the Lost, Unwanted and Forgotten; chased by the Headless Horseman on Halloween; and they even flew across the country and took a road trip back. No matter which adventure the three friends embark upon, it is always full of fun twists and turns.

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A GOOD SPORT

Katie takes her grades very seriously. When she receives a D+ for P.E., it sends her on a mission to do better. Rascal is not sure though, that she’s going about it the right way.

THE JOURNEY HOME

On the last leg of their journey home, they visited the Grand Canyon and the Utah Red Rock Country, where they encounter unexpected characters from the past....

THE LONG JOURNEY, Part 3

Angel and Rascal had gotten them blacklisted from air travel, the gang has to go home by road. Mom decides to make the best of it and do some sightseeing along the way. All went well at first, until their rental car breaks down and lands them at a creepy, old place called the Rates Motel.

THE LONG JOURNEY, Part 2

After the long, eventful flight, Katie is met by her aunt and cousin. Katie is fascinated to find how hip and cool her cousin Roxanne has become! Katie cannot help but wanting a bit of that coolness for herself. But she should have asked her Mom first....

THE LONG JOURNEY, Part 1

Katie finds out that they will be visiting Aunt Patty for the winter holiday. Katie and her pets are all very excited since they have never flown in an airplane before. Soon they discover that air traveling is much less to be desired.

HALLOWEEN

It is Angel and Rascal's first Halloween! They cannot wait to go trick-or-treating! But as Katie prepares them for the holiday, bad luck keeps messing them up, especially for poor Rascal. Seems like in a few hours he manages to gather enough bad luck to last him several lifetimes. How will he manage to shake them off?

PET RIVALRY

Angel is convinced that Rascal wants to push her out and have Katie all to himself. Well, she decides she is not going to take this lying down. After all, she came first into Katie's life!

EARS VS. TAILS

While playing one afternoon, Angel accidentally falls into a deep hole. Katie and Rascal go down to rescue her. To their amazement, they discover a whimsical underground world. But Angel is nowhere in sight. Where is she? 

YOUNG LOVE

Katie is on cloud nine. She has a boyfriend! And not just any boy, but the cutest boy in her class! However, Angel and Rascal have seen Zack with other girls. Has Zack been cheating on Katie? They are determined to find out.

MR. CARSON

Katie's best friend, Alison, comes for a visit. With her is her Wonder Dog, Mr. Carson, who can do everything from cooking to cleaning. While Katie and Angel are excited, Rascal is wary of Mr. Carson.

OFF TO SCHOOL

Katie's off to school. Curious, Angel and Rascal tag along, as they have never been to one before. It does not take long before they get Katie into trouble.

COOKIES

Rascal wants cookies. No sacrifice is too great as long as he gets some, even if it means he has to take a dreaded bath or play silly teatime with Katie and Angel.

WINTER ADVENTURE

The very first story of how Katie met Angel and Rascal.