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Cats Vanish Slowly

Author: Tiller, Ruth
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In twelve poems, Tiller crafts the stories of the countless cats at Grandmother's farm. Accompanying illustrations by Seeley reveal the beauty and the nature of cats.

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Only an accomplished poet could wind her way as gracefully and surefootedly around and through perfectly chosen words and phrases as Tiller does in these 12 verses about cats; and only a chronic ailurophile could portray the elusive, often mysterious feline personality with such affection as Seeley. Beginning with "Melting Pot," which enumerates the denizens of Grandmother's house ("There was room in her heart for each one"), Tiller (Cinnamon, Mint, and Mothballs) goes on to describe not just the cats there, but a gentle, bygone way of life ("In midsummer the leaves sagged like listless flags"). Her poems are sometimes funny ("B.P. was a criminal cat" with "a swagger to rival James Dean's"), often tender or dramatic. Seeley's (Agatha's Feather Bed) painterly illustrations? some full page, some small pieces that precede the verses?feature cats with distinctive, true-to-life expressions, postures, and identities. But the reflective, frequently nostalgic mood of the poems and the unvarying earnestness of the art seems more likely to please adult cat fanciers more than children. Ages 6-10.
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1995) Language ‏ : ‎ English Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 31 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1561451061 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1561451067 Reading age ‏ : ‎ 5 - 8 years Grade level ‏ : ‎ 1 - 3 Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.7 ounces Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.34 x 0.4 x 12.28 inches UNSPSC-Code : 551015 / 273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #19 / 477 in Children's Poetry (Books) #36 / 735 in American Poetry (Books) / 910 / Publisher ‏ : ‎ Peachtree Publishers; First Edition (October 1
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