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Scat! Scram! Stay out! That's all Bootsie the stray cat hears when she tries to find a place she can call home. But then she meets Meg, a laundry maid at the nearby castle, who knows that a pet is exactly what the royal family needs. Everyone agrees, except one spiteful fairy. Bootsie falls under her spell and into a deep, deep sleep. Will Meg figure out how to break the m ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Stefanie Skrdla
Opening: In this book, a lonely kitten without a home is taken in and becomes friends with a young girl who works in a castle. Can you think of a time you have helped someone who didn't have anywhere else to go or anyone else to turn to? Have you helped your brother or sister when they were feeling lost? Or have you helped a friend at school when they needed direction? Now, that we have this generous spirit in mind, let's see how this young girl's decision to help the lonely kitten affects each ...more
Meg McGregor
If the cover art doesn't make you want to pick this book up immediately, you are obviously not a cat person!

This version of Sleeping Beauty has the kitty being the one to fall asleep after touching water.

The only way she will awaken is when she hears the happiest sounds for cats to hear. What is that sound?

You and your little ones will have to read the book to find out!
Mary
An easy-to-read retelling of Sleeping Beauty featuring a kitten. Young readers will enjoy the familiar plot and the heartwarming watercolor illustrations.
Sarah Souther
A lonely kitten is adopted by the queen, with a little help from a young laundry maid named Meg. The kitten is later cursed to sleep until she "hears her happiest sound." This take on the Sleeping Beauty story has elements of fantasy, friendship, and cute kitties, so it will be an easy sell to a lot of new readers. Gr. K-2.
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