Little Cat's Luck

Little Cat's Luck


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481424882
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 873,167
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the New York Times bestseller My Mother Is Mine. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmother’s Song, and Thank You for Me! She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at

Jennifer A. Bell is an illustrator whose work can be found on greeting cards, in magazines, and in over a dozen children’s books. She lives with her husband, son, and cranky cat in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Little Cat’s Luck

  • Little cat,


    Little calico cat

    searching for a place,

    a special place

    to be her very own.

    What she would do with a special place

    once she found it,

    she wasn’t sure.

    Perhaps she would just curl up for a good nap.

    But if she didn’t know

    what her special place was for,

    she knew exactly

    what it would be like.

    Hidden away,



    quiet . . .

    very, very quiet.

    The little cat,

    whose name was Patches,

    by the way,

    had checked

    every possible spot

    in her



    looking for her special place.




    Even the dusty space

    behind the refrigerator

    and the floor beneath the kitchen table

    next to the chipped blue bowl

    that held her kibble . . .

    and occasionally a touch of tuna.


    was quite right.

    Not the pillow

    where she slept

    next to her girl’s sweet breathing.

    Too open.

    Not the basement

    where her man pounded nails

    and whirled saws.

    Too noisy.

    Not the studio

    where her woman

    slathered paint.

    Too smelly!

    And so,

    on the day our story begins,

    Patches sat just inside the window

    at the front of her house,

    gazing out

    at the wide wide world

    and longing.

    She licked a paw

    and ran it over her ginger ear.

    She washed her black ear next.

    But just as she was starting on

    her pretty white face,

    something caught her eye.

    Something golden.









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    Little Cat's Luck 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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    I loved it! An adorable read! Great for storytelling!