April's Kittens

Hardcover | October 2, 1940

byClare Turlay NewberryIllustratorClare Turlay Newberry

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Since it was first published over fifty years ago, April's Kittens remains a classic cat story and is now made available again in this handsome new edition.

Many children understand April's dilemma when her cat, Sheba, has three kittens. April is thrilled until her father insists that theirs is strickly a one-cat household. April must give up three cats, but which ones? The aptly named Charcoal? Tiger-striped Butch? Sweet-faced Brenda?--or even Sheba?

How April eventually comes up with the perfect solutions makes for a heartwarming story that has appealed to many young cat lovers and will continue to delight generations of children everywhere. Clare's Newberry's enchanting illustrations reflect her fondness for cats; School Library Journal deemed these "beautiful drawings, so real one wants to pet them."

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First published over 50 years ago, this classic Caldecott Honor Book is now available in a handsome new edition. When April's cat has three kittens, her father insists that they only keep one cat. How to chose? April's father finds a happy solution in this story. Full-color illustrations.

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Since it was first published over fifty years ago, April's Kittens remains a classic cat story and is now made available again in this handsome new edition.Many children understand April's dilemma when her cat, Sheba, has three kittens. April is thrilled until her father insists that theirs is strickly a one-cat household. April must g...

Clare Turlay Newberry (1903-1970) was born in Eugene, Oregon. She studied art at the University of Oregon, School of the Portland Art Museum, the California School of Fine Arts, and La Grand ChaumiÈre in Paris, France. She received the Caldecott Honor for four of her books: T-Bone, The Baby Sitter (1951); Marshmallow (1943); April's Ki...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10.5 × 8.88 × 0.37 inPublished:October 2, 1940Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060244003

ISBN - 13:9780060244002

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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From Our Editors

First published over 50 years ago, this classic Caldecott Honor Book is now available in a handsome new edition. When April's cat has three kittens, her father insists that they only keep one cat. How to chose? April's father finds a happy solution in this story. Full-color illustrations.