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Ginger and the Mystery Visitor

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Ginger and the resident kitten are annoyed by a pushy feline who sneaks in and eats their food. Can the girl find a way to solve the mystery?

It’s a wonderful arrangement: Ginger, the kitten, and the girl who looks after them. Until a spy appears at the window, and even shows up one day in the kitchen licking their bowls! The girl is curious as to where the large and seemin
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Candlewick Press (first published August 1st 2010)
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Oct 21, 2016 l. rated it liked it
I have no shame. I love every book about cats.
I didn't enjoy this as well as I did the previous Ginger books. A neighborhood cat comes along and eats all Ginger and the kitten's food; but later they find he has a good home and shouldn't be fed. I just wasn't quite sure what the "moral of the story" is, whether it was just supposed to be amusing or to teach something about gluttony. I guess I just wanted more, or didn't get it :-( I mean, I could appreciate the humor it from a human standpoint (those sly cats, haha!) but I wanted to know bet ...more
Lisa Vegan
Jan 05, 2011 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: readers who enjoy the Ginger books; reader who know & love cats
Completely charming!

This book is probably the most amusing of the Ginger stories. (The first two books were Ginger and Ginger Finds a Home.)

A strange cat keeps visiting the home of Ginger, the kitten, and the little girl. He comes for the food. The little girl has a brilliant idea about how to find out the circumstances of this new cat, and then things change, sort of.

The illustrations are perfection. They bring all the humor to the story, and they’re just wonderfully amusing.

I definitely recom
Gail Cooke
Sep 04, 2010 Gail Cooke rated it really liked it

Who could resist Ginger, the title character or the book? Ginger is a contented cat. She has a nice home, a thoughtful little girl who takes care of her and the small kitten who lives with them.

Both felines especially look forward to breakfast, but one morning they were surprised to see someone watching them through the window. “I wonder who that is, said the little girl, but nobody knew.”

Now this wasn't just an ordinary cat looking through the window, but a very audacious one. It wasn't lon
Jan 20, 2011 Nick rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
The story is cute, and pretty good, in the same genre as Six Dinner Sid. The story is so relaxed, though, that there is no real excitement to it. The "mystery" is resolved so quickly and so smoothly that there is no strength to the resolution.
Ginger, feline star of a couple of previous picture books, finds an intruder cat in her home, gobbling down food and napping on the family bed. Oddly, neither she nor her human companion seems to have any objection to this, and are merely puzzled as to whe
Oct 31, 2011 Candice rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Sophie
Shelves: picture-books
Ginger and the kitten lead comfortable lives with the little girl. One day a stranger appears at their window. Day after day the strange cat watches them eat their meals. Then one day they find him in the kitchen licking out their bowls. Whenever the door is open, he comes in. Who is this mystery stranger? Paired with softly colored and spare drawings, this is a good little book for cat lovers.
Oct 15, 2010 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A mystery cat visits the house where Ginger and a black kitten live. He sneaks in and eats the kitties' food. The little girl who takes care of Ginger and the kitten devises a plan to find out if the mystery cat has a home, and she learns that his name is Tiddles, and he makes a habit of eating other cats' food, though he is well fed at home! This is a cute little story about cats that would be great for a pet storytime.
Laura Salas
Jul 21, 2011 Laura Salas rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
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Nancy Jo Lambert
Aug 09, 2011 Nancy Jo Lambert rated it it was ok
I admit, I am not a cat person and portions of this story were slightly interesting, but for the most part, I didn't particluarly care for it. I think that kids will like it, but it won't be a smash hit.
Jul 25, 2012 Anna rated it liked it
Nice story about about 2 cats who are visited by a third cat who appears to be very hungry. Of course they share their food, but is he really in need of a meal?

Featured at story hour at the Huntsville Public Library.

Both grandsons liked it.
Kate Hastings
Dec 03, 2010 Kate Hastings rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Ages 4-8. If your cat is suddenly getting fat... there might be a reason. What a genius idea!! Tie a note to the cat to get the real story. I still think the best way to make sure your cat doesn't get fat is to KEEP IT INSIDE (our neighborhood cat pees on our front door...).
Jan 02, 2011 Dolly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, pets, english, 2010
This is a wonderful tale, with big fonts and a simple narrative for beginning readers, humorous and adorable illustrations and an engaging story. We really enjoyed reading this book aloud together and will look for more books by this author!
Jul 25, 2015 Sylvester rated it liked it
3* art
3* story

Charming. It's a story we all know.
Loved the illustrations. I thought the story itself ended a little flat but we still enjoyed the book overall.
Trisha Hope
Mar 05, 2016 Trisha Hope rated it it was amazing
The mystery cat was very hungry all the time. The little girl was smart enough to put a tag on him in order to find out if he belonged to someone.
Nov 10, 2010 Mercy rated it liked it
Shelves: picturebook, cats
Not as good as other Ginger books- but okay
Kathy Fredrickson
Love the idea of tying a note to the cat and receiving a reply! Cute story.
Feb 23, 2015 Judy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: read aloud to little ones
This is divine. The expressions on the faces of the cats are priceless and Voake's illustrations are really beautiful. SO admirably minimal. Story - just enough there to entertain a young child.
The visitor is a sly one - begging for his multiple meals. Elegant drawings; humerous story.
Mar 31, 2012 Paula rated it really liked it

Ginger and the small kitten are happy living with the little girl who looks after them but one day a large and hungry visitor appears in the kitchen and changes their comfortable routine.
Jun 12, 2014 Peacegal rated it liked it
A silly book celebrating the humorous nature of cats.
Apr 09, 2012 Geni rated it liked it
Shelves: storytime-pets
fun humor...lots of vocab
Susan  Dunn
Another story starring Ginger and the kitten. This time there is third cat in the picture!
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"I don’t know that I’m a funny person," says author-illustrator Charlotte Voake. "But it seems when I begin to draw that the characters change, and they take on this amusing and amused look." Indeed, her illustrations are widely loved for this very quality of gentle wit, not to mention their quiet observation, airy exuberance, and utter charm.

Born and raised in Wales, Charlotte Voake says that boo
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