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The winner of the 1954 Newbery Award for The Wheel on the School, Meindert DeJong wrote this story originally published nearly four decades ago. The Last Little Cat is now back in print to delight both children and adults. The last little cat was born in a kennel, surrounded by dogs and dog cages and dog noises. The little cat was always half cold and half hungry - until t ...more
Paperback, 71 pages
Published January 28th 1997 by Whole Spirit Press (first published 1961)
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Kristine Hansen
Mar 06, 2015 Kristine Hansen rated it really liked it
A book about the unlikely friendship between a dog and a cat. I read this out loud to my daughter for school and she loved it. Chapter breaks would have been nice to give us places to pause, but it really didn't take all that long to read and was an adorable story.
Bonnie
Jul 26, 2016 Bonnie rated it liked it
Not the best, but ok.
Darlene
Jun 17, 2011 Darlene rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
I read this book aloud to my children.

My children and I have soft spots in our hearts for animal stories, so we fell in love with this book! In particular, I love stories that feature unlikely friendships, such as the one between the cat and the dog in this book.

This is the second book by DeJong that we have read, with the first one being The Wheel on the School which was the winner of the 1954 Newbery Award. We enjoy this author!

The illustrations by McMullan are adorable!

MY RATING: 5 stars!! We
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Bree
Notes:
really long story that would benefit from chapter breaks
cute friendship adventure sort of book
simple and sweet illustrations
Jacque Eddy
Mar 26, 2010 Jacque Eddy rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids
A child's book that made me cry. Found out the author grew up and lived in Grand Rapids. Heart warming story. An easy read. Weather you are a child or all grown up it can be enjoyed.
Julie
Apr 03, 2016 Julie rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, middle
Cute story, but moved slow. Chapter breaks might have helped with the pacing. Probably best as a read aloud for early elementary.
Rebecca
Jul 31, 2016 Rebecca rated it liked it
Enjoyed the story of the friendship between the kitten and the dog and the happy ending. It was a little slow to read and even though we broke it up into chunks it was a push to finish.
Reader
Sep 14, 2010 Reader rated it liked it
it is abuot a little cat that can't find its mother for a long time it is not scared of dogs and in the end it finds a home.
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Meindert De Jong was an award-winning author of children's books. He was born in the village of Wierum, of the province of Friesland, in the Netherlands.

De Jong immigrated to the United States with his family in 1914. He attended Dutch Calvinist secondary schools and Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and entered the University of Chicago, but left without graduating.

He held various jobs d
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