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A story of a stray cat who changes the lives of several people for the better when finding homes for her kittens.
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Published June 10th 1982 by Macmillan Children's Books (first published January 1st 1978)
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Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)
The best thing about this little book was the illustrations, which are hauntingly beautiful, even if the artist is better at drawing plants and buildings than people and cats. The colours and delicate lines evoked a time of day and atmosphere very well.

Rumer Godden must have had cat related issues, as often in her books there are kittens no one wants, or too many cats. Sometimes both at once, as in In This House of Brede; first an inconvenient kindle of kits is birthed in the wrong place, and th
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Nik
Dec 04, 2009 Nik rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderfully illustrated and written story about a stray cat 'she-cat' who one day meets 'he-cat' on the roofs above the town where she lives and has a kindle of kittens. But who will give each of them a good home? The story follows she-cat as she chooses those people who have been kind to her and to whom each kitten is best suited.

My parents read this book to me when I was little and I have read the very same copy to all four of my children over the years. Anyone familiar with cats wi
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Kerry sherwood
Jul 14, 2010 Kerry sherwood rated it it was amazing
I was born and raised with this book as it was written for my grandparent. My grandfather features in the book he was the town crier of Rye and my grandmother was one of the ladies She cat gave a kitten to in the story. I now read this book to my children every night.
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Margaret Rumer Godden was born in Sussex, but grew up in India, in Narayanganj. Many of her 60 books are set in India. Black Narcissus was made into a famous movie with Deborah Kerr in 1947.

Godden wrote novels, poetry, plays, biographies, and books for children.

For more information, see the official website: Rumer Godden
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