Manx Are the Best!

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What's that tailless cat with the thick fur and big eyes?

It's the Manx! Manx are charming and playful, and they sometimes act more like dogs than cats. Their owners think they are the best cats ever—and it's easy to see why. If you're a Manx fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its roots on the Isle of Mann to its time living in the palace of King Edward VII. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Manx. So check out this go-to guide for Manx lovers—and...

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Overview

What's that tailless cat with the thick fur and big eyes?

It's the Manx! Manx are charming and playful, and they sometimes act more like dogs than cats. Their owners think they are the best cats ever—and it's easy to see why. If you're a Manx fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its roots on the Isle of Mann to its time living in the palace of King Edward VII. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Manx. So check out this go-to guide for Manx lovers—and learn all about why Manx are the best breed there is!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761364320
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Series: The Best Cats Ever Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 10.52 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning nonfiction children's book author Elaine Landau has written over 300 books for young readers. She worked as a newspaper reporter, a children's book editor, and a youth services librarian before becoming a full time author. Ms. Landau loves writing for young people as well as speaking to them at school and library programs.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2011

    This is a great overview of the marvelous Manx for the young reader ...

    If you already know what a stumpy and a rumpy are then you probably are a cat fancier. The marvelous Manx comes in a variety of types including the rumpy, riser, stumpy, and longy types. The Manx is a tailless cat whose "hind legs are longer than its front legs." The different lengths of its legs make it appear as if it is hopping like a rabbit. They "come in a variety of colors," both long- and shorthaired. The Manx is beautiful, "smart, active, and playful." And if you ask anyone who owns them they might add the word "charming" to that list. You'll have to watch out around this fabulous feline because if you own one you may find him following in your footsteps. Many of them will even come when called!



    It's not very often you see this unusual cat. Historically they originated from the Isle of Man, "an island off England's west coast." It's a bit of a mystery as to how the Manx arrived there and your guess is as good as any. There are also many theories or stories as to how it lost its tail, including the Biblical story on Noah's ark. You'll just have to read the book to find out about this interesting tale! Naturally the Manx is the type of cat that would draw a lot of attention and King Edward VII was so taken by the breed he adopted two of them. In this book you'll learn about their temperament, what the Manx may cost, what kind of supplies you'll have to have on hand before your pet comes home, the need for proper veterinarian care, how to feed them, their grooming needs, and you'll learn many other interesting things about the marvelous Manx.



    This is a great overview of the marvelous Manx for the young reader. Of course if you are planning on bringing one home you should also invest in a breed specific book. The author does stress that the Manx may not be for everyone and outlines a few considerations you have to think about. The wide variety of adorable pictures of both full grown cats and kittens swirl through these pages. There are numerous informative sidebars, including one about the legend that discusses how "a cat mated with a rabbit." In the back of the book is an index, a glossary, and additional recommended book and website resources, including downloadable educational resources from the publisher's website.

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