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Cat and Canary

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A new edition of this classic picture book by master storyteller Michael Foreman.

Cat’s best friend is the canary in his apartment. Once their owner has gone out, Cat lets Canary out of his cage and they go up onto the roof together. Cat wishes he could fly, like all the birds around him, and when he finds a kite tangled in an aerial, it is too much of a temptation. But the
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 28th 2003 by Andersen Press (first published 1985)
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Dec 07, 2009 Miriam rated it really liked it
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Cat lives in a small apartment with his best friend, Canary. As soon as their owner leaves for work each day, Cat lets Canary out of the cage and they play. Other cats and birds watch in bemusement, but don't seem to mind. The only dark spot on their happy times is Cat's longing to fly like his friend. When he finds a kite caught on an antenna, he can't resist trying it out. At first it is wonderful to soar over the landscape and see new places, but as the sun goes down and the snow begins to fa ...more
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Jan 20, 2010 Sarah Sammis rated it liked it
Cat and Canary by Michael Foreman is the story of a pair of pets who spend their time having adventures in Manhattan while their owner is at work. The canary introduces the cat to the local pigeons giving the two unlikely friends access to even more of the city.

This is a book my daughter and I don't agree on. Harriet didn't like the pets getting out of the apartment without their owner's knowledge. She thought they should get in trouble for disobeying. She also was worried that the cat would get
Destiny Dawn Long
The first two pages were a little tedious. There was so much text and I was worried my daughter would wander off. But things changed quickly--and suddenly I was thrust into an imaginative and magical story about Cat, whose best friend is a canary. Cat has always wished that he could fly. One day he gets tangled in a kite string and his wish comes true. But after a while, when he discovers he has no control over where he's going or how to land, he begins to grow scared.

This was a fantastic story
Aug 08, 2010 Modboy rated it really liked it
Charming story about what the cat and canary do when the master is away. Cat is friendly with the birds and longs to visit the land beyond the river. I'm assuming this magical land is Brooklyn and not New Jersey.
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Michael has worked on magazines, book jackets, animated films, TV adverts, and even for the police, sketching criminals described by witnesses. As well as illustrating many of his own books, Michael has illustrated over a hundred books for authors such as Shakespeare, J. M. Barrie, the Brothers Grimm, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde. Michael has travelled widely - to Africa, Japan, the Arctic Circ ...more
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