In this special Passover story, Larnel Moore, a young African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, an elderly Jewish woman, develop an unusual friendship through their mutual concern for an abandoned cat named Tush. Together they explore the common themes of suffering and triumph in each of their cultures.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Series:||Picture Yearling Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.56(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.19(d)|
|Lexile:||530L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Patricia Polacco is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator with over 115 books to her credit, including The Keeping Quilt, Pink and Say, and The Blessing Cup. In addition to her many beloved and award-winning titles, Patricia holds an M.F.A. and a Ph. D. in art history. She currently resides in Michigan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As my son and I read this story we learn some of the realities of life.We saw that young people can help elderly people and make a difference. We also saw how people can be good and kind despite what their age and circumstances, go beyond them selves for the sake of others. The author of this book did a good job bringing this ideas out for the readers to see and understand.
This taught the most sweet moral lesson ever. MUST HAVE and MUST READ. Great book for all kids, adults alike. Patricia Pollaco is a master. READ it and you will see why! A+++
If you like cats then you will like this story. This story is about a woman who came from Poland who was very lonely and who didn¿t have anybody to talk to. Every day an African American woman came to Mrs. Katz¿s house to see how she was doing. Sometimes her son Larnel comes with her but never talks. One day, Larnel told Mrs. Katz that he would come over ever day after school to help her. When Larnel¿s cat had kittens Larnel brought a cat to Mrs. Katz to see if she¿d take it so she won¿t be as lonely. Mrs. Katz asked what¿s wrong with it and Larnel said that it had no tail and it was ugly, so Mrs. Katz took the cat. So, Mrs. Katz was not as lonely as she was before.