Catwings

Ursula K. Le Guin, Author, S. D. Schindler, Illustrator
Ursula K. Le Guin, Author, S. D. Schindler, Illustrator Scholastic $15.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-531-05759-9
Reviewed on: 09/01/1988
Release date: 09/01/1988
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 Schindler further convey the plight of these airborne felines and their seeking of a home. A Richard Jackson Book. Ages 7-10. (September)
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