The Cat Who Decided
Written by Margaret Forrester
Illustrated by Sandra Klaassen
Part of the Kelpies Series
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The Cat Who Decided by Margaret ForresterWhy does nobody want the mixter-maxter kitten? The little stripey cat is on a journey. He is sent from the farm to the city and passed from owner to owner. No one seems to love him for just being him. Once he moves into the tall house in Edinburgh and finds his name -- Mac -- life gets more interesting. He makes friends with two musical ladies next door and discovers he likes Bach...and cat treats. He explores, and has many adventures. Then, just when he starts to feel settled, unsettling things start to happen. Will he ever find someone to love him for always? This is a funny, heart-warming story for young readers with lively illustrations.
'Human characters, young and old, are finely observed, kind-hearted and well meaning in their different ways, while Mac is a sympathetic, complex character. This is a quiet story, elegantly told, compassionate about animals and realistic in its approach to death as a natural phenomenon.'
'An enjoyable story of a cat trying to find a home where he is loved ... Yes, the eventual ending is sad but it's all part of a child's growing up - neither animals nor humans last forever.'
- The Guide to Children's Books, Summer 2008 'This is just a charming story for young cat lovers! ... It is a humorous, feel-good tale and is based on an almost true story.
'This is a very gentle story about a cat in search of a permanent owner. Told from the cat's point of view, it has a very simple narrative thread, which his easy for young children to follow. With its soft lilting brogue, it is a perfect bedtime read for children who love animals and secure endings.'
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27th September 2007
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