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The Easter Cat

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Although she has always wanted a cat, Millie is never allowed to keep one until she finds one next to her Easter basket.
Paperback, 110 pages
Published January 28th 1991 by Aladdin Paperbacks (first published April 1st 1971)
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Apr 02, 2015 Josiah rated it liked it
If you're looking for a holiday story from a Newbery author, you'll have by far the most luck finding Christmas ones. Easter is pretty far down the list; in fact, you might not find anything specifically related to Easter by a Newbery author unless you know to seek out 1971's The Easter Cat by 1955 Newbery Medalist Meindert DeJong. The final Newbery total tallied by Meindert DeJong in his career was an almost unprecedented five—four Honors and one Medal winner—and his writing makes it easy to s ...more
This is another one of my 'forgotten' books. I could remember liking this book a lot as a kid, could remember some very specific details. Little girl, loves cats, but her mom is allergic so she can't have one, finds a siamese cat, then hides under a creepy porch with it so her mom can't make her give it up.

I'm pretty sure that I read this when I was young and obsessed with wanting a cat even though my dad hated cats. Of course, that didn't last and I got one for my ninth birthday and now we hav
Mar 04, 2010 Starry rated it liked it
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One of my favorite children's authors but not one of his best books. (We're only reading this one because my daughter found it on her shelf and it had a cat on the cover. She'll read anything about cats.) It's the story of a lonely little girl who desperately wants to keep a kitten she finds on Easter morning. She surprises her family with a (misguided) show of bravery and strong feelings and thus earns their attention and respect.

Favorite books by this author (who, incidentally, was a friend of
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When I was much younger, I loved this story. I loved the relationship that occurred between this little girl and her cat. I felt for her as she had to hide her cat from her mom. Overall from what I remember about the book, the character hides her cat in the upstairs attic and feed it up there. Anyways, It's a good read for young girls and a great story.
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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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