The Town Cats And Other Tales

Paperback | September 1, 1998

byLloyd AlexanderIllustratorLaszlo Kubinyi

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A wonderful collection of stories from an award-winning author. Never take a cat for granted!

Meet Baraka, the cat who plays chess more cunningly than any human; Pescato, who becomes mayor for a day and dupes royalty; and other cats who befriend, aid, and outwit their human companions. Brought to life with all of Lloyd Alexander’s trademark wit and style, these felines will make sure that you never look at a cat in quite the same way!

“Brilliant storytelling with an old-world flavor.”—Booklist 

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As he did in "Time Cat", Alexander brings a cast of feline characters to life with his trademark verse, making sure readers never take a cat for granted again!

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A wonderful collection of stories from an award-winning author. Never take a cat for granted! Meet Baraka, the cat who plays chess more cunningly than any human; Pescato, who becomes mayor for a day and dupes royalty; and other cats who befriend, aid, and outwit their human companions. Brought to life with all of Lloyd Alexander’s trad...

Born on January 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, storyteller Lloyd Alexander spent his childhood filling his imagination with fantasies about other lands and eras. For ten years of his writing career, Alexander wrote for adults, then changed gears and wrote fiction for young people. Lloyd Alexander has received a Newbery Medal,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.75 × 5.06 × 0.41 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141301228

ISBN - 13:9780141301228

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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As he did in "Time Cat", Alexander brings a cast of feline characters to life with his trademark verse, making sure readers never take a cat for granted again!

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"Alexander works his usual magic with these eight tales of remarkable felines: in one, Pescato and a mayor trade places to outwit a royal villain; in another, Quickset tricks a greedy grocer with the promise of a golden egg."--Publishers Weekly