The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again

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A nameless cat lives in a town of dry, unhappy people devoid of moisture, joy and creativity. How did the townspeople get this way? Who stole the moisture? And how can one crafty cat return moisture-and life -to his town? "The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again" tells the tale of how a feline hero discovers these answers. On his journey he overcomes obstacles with wit and determination, finds new friends in unexpected places and learns the simple joy-and transcendent power-of...
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Overview

A nameless cat lives in a town of dry, unhappy people devoid of moisture, joy and creativity. How did the townspeople get this way? Who stole the moisture? And how can one crafty cat return moisture-and life -to his town? "The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again" tells the tale of how a feline hero discovers these answers. On his journey he overcomes obstacles with wit and determination, finds new friends in unexpected places and learns the simple joy-and transcendent power-of helping others.
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Evelyn Pimplaskar
It's always great to find a children's story that also resonates for adults and "The Cat ..." does just that. Kids will enjoy following the nameless cat's adventures and adults will appreciate the subtle insights into human nature that the cat's experiences reveal.

While the story delivers a very upbeat and Christian message it does so without being the least bit preachy. And the dialogue between the cat and the characters he meets is just top-notch and fun.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440485275
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/18/2008
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,018,835
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

James was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and now lives with his wife, Cindy, in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A writer of stories, poetry, expository, narrative and persuasive genres, James targets children and teens with messages of faith, hope and insight.

Current work in progress is "A Wizard's Tale" (http://awizardstale.net), which is a story about a fifteen-year-old boy who is involuntarily forced to walk in his father's footsteps-after his death-and finds himself fighting against a powerful and opposing force.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

    My kids loved this book.

    The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again is a children's chapter book by new author James D. Maxon. Cute, unique, humorous, and engaging are words I'd use to describe this story about a nameless cat who goes on a quest to recover the moisture that was stolen from his town. Giant sponges have drained the town and the people who live there of all their moisture, leaving them lifeless, talentless, and uncaring. The clever cat had fooled the sponges and was the only thing in the town to not get drained. The people and other animals go through the motions of daily life, but there is no joy and before long the cat becomes bored. Out of a selfish desire to improve his own situation he leaves the town and begins his search for the stolen moisture.

    On his journey he learns some important lessons about friendship, caring, and selflessness. I love that this book is lesson-focused but not lesson-y. In other words, it's all a very natural part of the story. The biblical references are subtle as well, such as referring to the "creator of life" and a story about "Samuel" from a very important book. There are also a fair amount of good vocabulary-building words throughout, placed in such a way that their meanings are easy to deduce, and they are usually coupled with something fun.

    I read the book to my children, a few chapters at a time over the course of three nights. My son is ten and in fifth grade, but while the book is probably about a third grade reading level the story completely held his attention. He would beg for "just one more chapter....pleeeeease..." He LOVED the silly and wildly unrealistic parts like the talking seed and laughed out loud in places. My eight year old daughter loved the more realistic parts.

    I did find a couple of typos, and normally would not point that out in a review. But since this is for children it could make them "stumble" on those spots, or make the adult reading out loud have to reread those sentences. But there are only a couple, maybe three at the most.

    I highly recommend this for elementary age children. It makes both a great read-aloud or a chapter book for young readers to read on their own.

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