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Nellie: A Cat on Her Own

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Nellie, a cat marionette who loves to dance, finds adventure and freedom on a moonlit hilltop.

ebook, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published October 1st 1989)
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Nellie is a marionette cat and she loves to dance. She's happy living with the old woman and the visits from Big Tom. She learns a lot about friendship, being on her own and how the moonshine is magical.

I think Natalie Babbitt is a very good writer; even her picture books are great. It's a very nice story about a wooden cat called Nellie and I just felt it was a very hopeful story. Someone you love and care about may be gone, but you'll always have your memories of them. And just because they a
A gift to my son by his Godparents. Heartwarming story. The old tom cat is my favorite..."Moonshine!"
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Natalie Babbitt was born Natalie Zane Moore on July 28, 1932, in Dayton, Ohio. She attended Laurel School for Girls, and then Smith College. She has 3 children and is married to Samuel Fisher Babbitt. She is a grandmother of 3 and lives in Rhode Island.

She is also a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, li
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