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Ship's Cat Doris
     

Ship's Cat Doris

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by Jane Simmons
 

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When the owners of 'Prosperity' choose a little kitten to be their new ship's cat, they think he's a girl and name him Doris! But soon Doris finds this isn't his only problem: settling into life on board and finding his place alongside the ship's dogs, Little Madge and Big John, and Freda, their dotty bird, is going to be tricky. Not to mention facing the local

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When the owners of 'Prosperity' choose a little kitten to be their new ship's cat, they think he's a girl and name him Doris! But soon Doris finds this isn't his only problem: settling into life on board and finding his place alongside the ship's dogs, Little Madge and Big John, and Freda, their dotty bird, is going to be tricky. Not to mention facing the local shipyard bully, Jasper. Can Doris find his feet in this new world and learn to be proud to be a ship's cat?

Meet a brilliant cast of animal characters in this charming story of friendship and belonging, with beautiful black and white illustrations throughout.

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A charming read.—Books For Keeps

Absorbing and satisfying.—Carousel

School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—When Doris is adopted by Cap and Bosun as their new ship's cat (they assume he's a she), he thinks he might just be the luckiest cat in the world. That is, until he meets mean Madge the dog, Jasper the bully cat, and frightening Frida the hen, all of whom hate him. And, as little Doris gets bigger, so do his problems. On the ship, he learns how to make friends, how to stand up for himself, and how to deal with the loss of a good friend. Doris's journey to finding out that everyone is an accumulation of their pasts is a good lesson for all children. However, the book's charming black-and-white illustrations are a true delight. Whether in words or in art, Simmons has a rare talent for showing an entire world with very few strokes. A sweet, understated tale of finding one's place in the world.—Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix Public Library, AZ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408319598
Publisher:
Hachette Children's
Publication date:
07/05/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,188,183
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Before Jane could walk she was painting and drawing. She cried after her first day at school because they hadn't taught her to read and write in one day. From then on she hasn't stopped. Jane moved with her family and many animals around the world, living in houses, flats and camper vans moving from school to home education and back to school. Jane has continued to travel, write, draw and paint, always with animals, living in squats, tents, vans and boats. As a mature student she studied a BA in illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and won the highest awards given in the Macmillan Children's Book Prize for both her final two years. Jane shot to fame with the success of her DAISY picture books, all about an irresistible little duck with big feet. More success followed with EBB AND FLO, whose characters were brought to life on television. Jane, her husband, and her menagerie of rescued animals travelled to and around the Mediterranean on her ex-fishing boat home and her adventures have provided the inspiration for many of her books. Most recently Jane has turned her hand to fiction, with the exciting adventures of BERYL GOES WILD and SHIP'S CAT DORIS. Jane is currently living in France with her boat not far away.

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Ship's Cat Doris 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it too!!!!
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