Book Reviews of Catwings (Catwings (Hardcover))

Catwings (Catwings (Hardcover))
Catwings - Catwings Hardcover
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN-13: 9780531057599
ISBN-10: 0531057593
Publication Date: 9/1/1988
Pages: 39
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
The Catwings books are among the most beloved, and treasured books my children and I have ever stumbled upon. The messages of motherly love, overcoming fear, and the value of family are beautifully demonstrated, with excitement, imagination and in a way 'kitty' lovers of any age, will never forget. Though the story is much more than it appears on the surface- the last paragraph still lingers and echos words of hope in this tired 'little girls' heart.
A wonderful little series- for people of all ages.
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Helpful Score: 1
A delightful series - this is the first book. Anyone who has ever owned a high climbing, rocketing cat will recognize where these flying ones come from.
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A stray mama cat living in the city has kittens with wings! How can she keep them safe?
This is a great book for a beginning reader, and also a good read-aloud. Three books follow in the series.
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Charming.
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What can I say? This book is entertaining for the very young to the very old.
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At first Mrs. Jane Tabby can't understand why her four kittens have been born with wings. Then she realizes that they will be able to fly away from their dreary and dangerous city neighborhood. (Mrs. T. can't come with them because she is going to marry Mr. Tom Jones, and ``I don't want you children underfoot!'') So the kittens sadly leave their mother and go off into the world. After some mild adventures, they settle in a wooded area and learn to forage for themselves. Then danger appears in the form of a large owl. Luckily at this point Harriet, the smallest kitten, discovers Susan and Hank Brown from a neighboring farm. The tale ends happily with the cats snuggled up to the children and the promise of a safe new home. Cats are always appealing, and winged cats should be doubly so.
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The first of the Catwings books, I just love this idea, and the illustrations are so cute!
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great story short chapters picture every page or so. My dd 7 loved this book.
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A captivating fantasy for children with very beautiful color illustrations. Great for kitty lovers.
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Sweet little story of cats born with wings
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Charming across the ages. Catwings and it's following sequals are classics.
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Really sweet, simple, creative story for early readers. I loooove Ursula LeGuin's adult books, and I was delighted to find she does books for young children, too! What doesn't this author do? ;) Anyway, this book reminds me of the 'Frog and Toad' series...it is very thin, has simple language (maybe a bit more complicated than Frog and Toad), with a sweet, easy to understand, theme. Highly recommended for early readers, or those ready for their first "chapter books".
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this whole sieres is about a family of cats that fly. they are cute books and i recamend them to people looking for books for children.
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From Publishers Weekly
Down an alley in a dumpster, Mrs. Jane Tabby gives birth to four kittens. But these are no ordinary offspringeach has a pair of wings. Although Mrs. Tabby is unperturbed by her kittens\' appearance, her neighbors are not so charitable; when the kittens are old enough to fly, Mrs. Tabby sends her children out into the world. Because both winged and four-footed creatures mistrust them, the kittens have trouble finding a place to live, but eventually discover a loving home. LeGuin, author of the distinguished Earthsea Trilogy and other books, has written a small gem of a book, with convincing and intriguing characters. Dark watercolor etchings by S. D. Schindler further convey the plight of these airborne felines and their seeking of a home. A Richard Jackson Book. Ages 7-10.