Maine Coon Cats

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Mystery surrounds the origins of the Maine Coon cat breed. But there's nothing mysterious about the Maine Coon's Gentle, fun-loving personality. Discover how this long haired breed's large size and busy tail sets it apart in the cat world. Then learn about the care involved when you make one of these short "gentle giants" your pet.

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Overview

Mystery surrounds the origins of the Maine Coon cat breed. But there's nothing mysterious about the Maine Coon's Gentle, fun-loving personality. Discover how this long haired breed's large size and busy tail sets it apart in the cat world. Then learn about the care involved when you make one of these short "gentle giants" your pet.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
Americans are infatuated with their pets, whether they are exotic birds, scaly reptiles, or designer breed dogs. On any street in America, you can find retailers who cater to grooming pets, boarding pets, and feeding pets. Most of our chosen pet-friends appreciate and thrive in all of this attention. However, the domestic cat still remains aloof and above all the clamor. No self-respecting cat will don a sweater, though a few have been seen on leashes, and the cat still maintains control over its household, coming only when it feels the need. Even so, lovers of these feline companions brag about their independent natures and their quirkiness. The Maine coon breed of cat is a beautiful, long-haired animal that comes with a legend of being the result of a cat mating with a raccoon. The real story is that the cats were ship cats, brought to North America from other countries. Their long hair and sturdy frame developed in order to help them survive the harsh conditions of sea travel. Once they arrived in North America, these ship cats mated with the shorthaired cats native to America and the result was the Maine coon. This breed is recognized by the Cat Fanciers' Association, which is the world's largest cat registry, as the third most popular breed. These cats are most often purchased through a breeder but they can occasionally be found in an animal shelter, especially if you are looking just for the characteristics of this breed and not a pure blood line. Photographs of a myriad of Maine coon cats and the depth of coverage describing health care, grooming, personality, and quick facts make this a valuable resource. The younger reader will enjoy the photos and understand the quick facts on each page. Older readers will find brief paragraphs on each page to expand their knowledge of this breed. This series, "All About Cats," includes titles about different breeds or groups of felines. Each volume is enriched with an index, a glossary of bold type words, recommended readings, and a referral to Capstone's kid-friendly website, where readers can log in and discover more about each title. Reviewer: Joyce Rice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429666312
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: All about Cats Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 439,443
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Gentle Giants 4

Maine Coon History 8

Big and Bushy-Tailed 16

Caring for a Maine Coon 22

Glossary 30

Read More 31

Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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