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Posy Simmonds
Item #: D54058
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 30 / 2014
Publisher: Andersen
ISBN: 9781783440290
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The beloved family cat Fred has died, and as young siblings Sophie and Nick bury their pet, they remember him as a lazy, sleepy feline. Then a dapper kitty visits the children at bedtime and explains that Fred was a singing sensation, inviting them to a very vocal memorial service for this pop star. The next morning, Sophie and Nick wonder, "Was it all a dream?" The basis of the 1997 Academy Award–nominated cartoon, this 1987 book for readers up to 8 is by the creator of the British comic strips Tamara Drewe and Gemma Bovery, who uses comic book panels to tell the tale of this cat with a double life.

"An offbeat book, with droll humor and silly good fun in both dialogue and illustrations (the top-hatted feline mourners are a particular treat). At the same time, it bears witness to the comfort to be had through the sharing of sorrow and reminiscence."—Publishers Weekly


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