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Book Title: The Patchwork Cat|
The author of the book: William Mayne
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Reader ratings: 7.9
Edition: Red Fox
Date of issue: May 20th 1993
ISBN 13: 9780099983200
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.93 MB
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This is a charming story of one kitty's adventure to rescue her favorite blankie. The drawings are detailed but not so much that it overbalances the simple elegance of the stripey protagonist. The language is simple and direct. Kittens of all reading levels should be able to follow along, and perhaps add their own embellishments and sound effects during the action scenes. This book is sure to appeal to anykitty with a favorite blankie, but be warned that the story may be too intense for some anxiety-prone kittens with blankie attachment issues. It may be advisable to snuggle your kitten up in her or his favorite blankie before you start reading, so that your kitten will have the comfort and reassurance of its proximity. This is also a cautionary tale for those who have been tempted to hop into a garbage can or even to conceal her or himself in a grocery bag destined for recycling.
One minor quibble that in no way detracts from the enjoyment of the story is that the protagonist Tabby, a tabby, describes herself as a patchwork kitty, just like her patchwork blankie. However, it is generally accepted that tortoiseshell and calico kitties are more accurate examples of patchwork patterning. My Sprocket felt great kinship for the patchwork blankie in the story because his piebald coat is similar to a patchwork blankie that was patched by someone who doesn't know how to sew.
Overall, this is a highly recommended addition to your kitten reading library.
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Read information about the authorWilliam Mayne was a British writer of children's fiction. Born in Hull, he was educated at the choir school attached to Canterbury Cathedral and his memories of that time contributed to his early books. He lived most of his life in North Yorkshire.
He was described as one of the outstanding children's authors of the 20th Century by the Oxford Companion to Children's Literature, and won the Carnegie Medal in 1957 for A Grass Rope and the Guardian Award in 1993 for Low Tide. He has written more than a hundred books, and is best known for his Choir School quartet comprising A Swarm in May, Choristers' Cake, Cathedral Wednesday and Words and Music, and his Earthfasts trilogy comprising Earthfasts, Cradlefasts and Candlefasts, an unusual evocation of the King Arthur legend.
A Swarm in May was filmed by the Children's Film Unit in 1983 and a five-part television series of Earthfasts was broadcast by the BBC in 1994.
William Mayne was imprisoned for two and a half years in 2004 after admitting to charges of child sexual abuse and was placed on the British sex offenders' register. His books were largely removed from shelves, and he died in disgrace in 2010.
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