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Silas: The Bookstore Cat

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  16 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Inspired by the real-life feline resident of a small-town bookstore, this entertaining tale tells how Silas plays an important role in persuading a youngster that books can indeed be as interesting as soccer.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Down East Books
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Michelle
Oct 06, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm not really crazy about kids' books that talk about "not liking to read," as that's not an issue in my family, and why put that idea out there? The cat in the bookstore was cute, and I liked that the boy and the cat developed a relationship. Chris Van Dusen is an excellent illustrator (this is why I picked this book), and this book is illustrated in a very different style than other books of his that we've read. My son liked the story well enough.
Maggie
Jan 11, 2012 added it
First of all, I love books about/with cats. So Silas, the Bookstore Cat was a joy to read. Who knew a cat could be the catalyst for a boy to put down the soccer ball and begin reading? I think the book would be a joy to read to children because I could share my love of cats AND reading! :)
Emily Blahak
Aug 29, 2011 rated it liked it
I thought this was a cute story that I remenber reading when I was younger. I was always drawn to animal stories so this one was very entertaining to reread.
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