Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (Catwings Series #3)
  • Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (Catwings Series #3)
  • Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (Catwings Series #3)

Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (Catwings Series #3)

by Ursula K. Le Guin, S. D. Schindler
     
 

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In the third Catwings book, cocky young Alexander Furby leaves his comfortable home to venture out into the big world one winter day--and gets stuck in a tree until Jane and her four catwing siblings help the kitten find a new home. "This (series) will appeal to early chapter-book readers . . . and cat lovers in general."--School Library Journal. Full color.See more details below

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In the third Catwings book, cocky young Alexander Furby leaves his comfortable home to venture out into the big world one winter day--and gets stuck in a tree until Jane and her four catwing siblings help the kitten find a new home. "This (series) will appeal to early chapter-book readers . . . and cat lovers in general."--School Library Journal. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Alexander Furby is a wonderful kitten, afraid of nothing. One day he goes exploring, and wanders a little too far. He ends up stuck in a tree, finally afraid. Eventually he is rescued by Jane, one of the Catwings. The Catwings are fantastic creatures, all cat except they can fly like birds. Alexander doesn't know the way to his house, so he joins the Catwings in their home. Eventually he repays Jane's kindness in rescuing him by helping her to overcome a long-held fear of her own. The happy endings multiply when Alexander is reunited with his family. This third installment in the Catwings series easily stands alone. The charming tone and detailed drawings are reminiscent of Beatrix Potter, as is the small size of the book.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-The third installment in the saga introduces a kitten whose family thinks he is so remarkable that they call him "Wonderful Alexander.'' One morning, he sets out to explore the world. But soon he finds himself stuck in a tree, and is rescued by Jane, a black kitten with wings. She leads him to her home, and there he meets the other Catwings. His rescuer can only say the words ``Me'' and, when she's frightened, ``Hate.'' (Readers of Catwings Return [Orchard, 1989] will recall that she had a terrifying experience that left her mute.) Alexander is adopted by the Catwings' human caretaker and finds himself mulling over how to thank Jane for bringing him his good fortune. When he helps her overcome her fear of speaking, all agree that he is truly wonderful. Alexander's appearance in this charming series does more than tie up the loose threads of Jane's muteness; it also sets the stage for further adventures. The story is illustrated with delicate pen-and-ink drawings colored in soft, earth-tone washes. This pocket-sized title will appeal to early chapter-book readers, fans of the earlier books, and cat lovers in general.
Mary Jo Drungil, Niles Public Library District, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439551915
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/02/2003
Series:
Catwings, #3
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
230,410
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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