Amelia's Nine Lives

Amelia's Nine Lives

by Lorna Balian
     
 

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Nine of Nora's friends and relatives bring her replacement cats after she loses her beloved Amelia, but there is still one surprise in store. See more details below

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Nine of Nora's friends and relatives bring her replacement cats after she loses her beloved Amelia, but there is still one surprise in store.

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PreS-Gr 2 On Monday Nora's beloved cat, Amelia, disappears, and her family's search is to no avail. On Tuesday, Mama puts a ``lost cat'' notice in the newspaper, and Papa puts a sign on the lawn. Friends and relatives immediately begin bringing ``Amelias'' until the house is filled with nine sleek, inky-black cats with round eyes and pink noses. But Nora continues to weep because none looks, purrs, smells, or feels quite right. At last on Sunday the real Amelia returns with four plump kittens, and Nora is overjoyed. They then advertise ``Free cats.'' The gently humorous story stresses that the love of a child for a special pet is so strong and true that she cannot be fooled by substitutes. The amusing pictures show the human and cat figures crisply depicted in lively color against a background drawn in unshaded pencil outlines. The red-faced, sorrowing Nora is surrounded by an appealing group of sympathetic family members and neighbors drawn in a clever cartoon style, but the numerous puzzled, peering Amelias steal the show. The simple, repetitive writing is suitable for early readers and for reading to small children. Pat Pearl, First Prebysterian Church Library, Martinsville, Va.

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ISBN-13:
9780687370962
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
02/01/1994
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 10.31(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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