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Catwings Return

(Catwings #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  2,725 ratings  ·  194 reviews
Una mañana, en la casa del campo, Thelma, Rogelio, Jacinta y Jaime se pusieron a hablar sobre la ciudad en la que habían vivido cuando eran chicos. Se acordaban del viejo volquete en el callejón, y de su mamá, a la que seguían extrañando. Jaime y Jacinta, entonces, decidieron visitarla.
Pero aunque pudieron seguir con su olfato el olor de los barrios bajos, no encontraron r
Paperback, 54 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Scholastic Inc. (first published 1989)
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A cute little book for young readers starting on a chapter book. Good for ages 6-8. It's a book about cats who can fly. It is good writing and young readers will enjoy it. ...more
Ruthie Jones
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-book
The little cats with wings are thriving in their new home in the country with their human children to love and care for them. Homesickness for their mother sets in, and two of the siblings fly off to visit her. What they find instead is their old neighborhood under attack by a wrecking ball and no mother in sight. What they do find is a scared tiny kitten with wings.

These short, sweet books are perfect for a quick read, a lovely message, and cats with wings. All good things. The lessons I take a
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-ya, fantasy
This was even better than the first one. It’s even exciting.
Aug 19, 2019 rated it liked it
It's good! ...more
May 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
After recently reading what I at first considered to be my first Ursula K. Le Guin work, I was reminded of the fact that I was quite wrong... and that as a child, I had actually loved two Le Guin books, though that may have been because they included the young-Alana prerequisite for any good book: cats.

Catwings focuses on the Tabby family, or rather, the four children of Mrs. Jane Tabby. Without a father and with their home in a neighborhood that was growing worse, Mrs. Jane Tabby has her paws
What do you do when you're sick with the flu (or something very much like the flu perhaps)? Well, I decided to read the second Catwings adventure. Another delightfully charming children's adventure story. This time the catwings, or at least a couple of them, return home to see their mother and a surprise. Le Guin certainly has a knack for making this type of fable engaging and entertaining. I'm looking forward to the 3rd installment of the series. ...more
Good grief I love these books.

In this glorious little sequel a couple of the catwings decide to go back to the city to visit their alley cat mother and discover their adorable little flying feral sister who they coax into not being quite so feral (thought she can still only say "me!" and "hate, hate, hate" when she gets scared). Their mother asks them to take her back to the country so she can be safe from the people who would only exploit her and so they do! And everyone's happy! And mice get
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So adorable. I firmly believe that Ursula K. Le Guin could do anything she set her mind to. The more I see of her work the more I miss her very much.
Apr 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Yumi Learner
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I finished reading "Catwings collection" yesterday. They are my second to fifth books to read in English in this year. The books have four volumes. Each title is " Catwings", " Catwings Return", " Wonderful Alexander And The Catwings" and " Jane On Her Own". I figured out " Catwings" first at a book store. I turned some pages, and I loved the illustration at first sight. Those were awesome! I bought first book and read it. Since the book was written for kids, it was easy to understand. In additi ...more
Sarah Sammis
Feb 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
After I posted my review of Minifred Goes to School by Mordicai Gerstein, Little Willow recommended that I read the Catwings series by Ursula K. Le Guin. At the library I only found the second book in the series, Catwings Return. So in keeping with my record of reading the second book first, I checked it out.

Catwings Return begins on a farm where young children have a special looking pigeon coupe. Except it doesn't house pigeons; it houses cats with wings. The kittens decide they need to go back
Maggie Gordon
Catwings continue to be adorable little picture books. In this one, two of the cats decide to visit their old home to find it in the middle of being destroyed! They can't leave, however, until they save a poor little black kitten with wings who is hiding terrified in an attic. They coax her out, find their mother, and discover that the tiny little Jane is actually their sister! As usual, the art is adorable, and the cats' travel to the city is exciting for the age group these books are geared at ...more
Timothy Phin
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After Le Guin's death, I decided to share some of her work with my lads. Earthsea is still a year or so beyond them, but we had these Catwings stories. I'd not bothered to pick them up before, so it was a new piece of Le Guin for me, too. They are tiny treasures. The skillful prose of her larger works are here on sweet, small pages, perfect for my boys. ...more
Holly Letson
This is the story of how the Catwings found their sister, Jane, and reunited with their mother before returning home. They take Jane with them, and she is well-accepted and well-treated at the barn, but she cannot say anything except "Me" and "HATE!". ...more
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was the first Catwings book I read. I found it so poignant that I had to stop for 6 months before I could read the other I had, "Jane on her Own".

Loses one star for a lazy sort of a Midcentury America "whitebread" vibe to the human bits. LeGuin should know better.
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I cried.
Myra Blake
Sep 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
I did not care for this book as much as the first book in this series. While still a cute and sweet story it just didn't have the same appeal for me. ...more
Michael Fitzgerald
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I guess if you like these, you'll like more. There's not a lot to it. ...more
Aug 29, 2010 rated it liked it
I like this Catwings book much better than its predecessor. There's a poignancy to it that the first one lacked. A small black kitten crying "Meee" just wrings the heart. ...more
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always wanted some catwings as a kid but never got any...So this one got snapped up when it appeared. Lovely sweet little story.
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Catwing fans and cat lovers
2 of the catwings return to visit their mother and discover their half-sibling on its own.
Printable Tire
Well this was just silly.
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cats
Engaging story (3 stars) but the illustrations are so true-to-cat-life (5 stars) that i've decided cats really should have wings. ...more
Bonnie Jean
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We started Catwings in the car last night, and the case on the audio CD that we checked out from the library claimed it was 5 hours long, so when the narrator suddenly said, "The End!" and the CD player said "Disc Error" after less than half an hour, I assumed there was a problem with the disc... but when we downloaded a copy from RBDigital to find out the ending, I discovered that no, that actually was the ending. It seemed like a rather... abrupt? Place to end the story. The kids thought so to ...more
Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Eh. I know, I know. It's a chapter book. But it's a Le Guin! And yet it felt dialed in! While Catwings is quirky and revels in the novelty of mutant flying cats, its sequel lacks the charm and flashes of humor.

Plot summary: two of the kittehs fly back to the city in search of their mum, but find more than they bargained for!

There, I made it sound exciting.

I should note that the illustrations are lovely.

I did find one fun passage, best read aloud:
After a long silence, James said only, "We'd bette
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
Oh me, oh my, little Jane can fly and fly! She is feisty, she is sweet, she is black as boiling peat. Her little wings spread out wide, her little tail goes POOF. She hisses "Hate!" with all her strength, and nearly falls from the roof. Her older sister and older bruv, warm her up with patient love. Then, awakened by a loud bother, the three catwings fly for their mother. And they purr forever after.

Let's be honest, this series, while incredibly eye-catching, was also meant to aid me on my way
"I will lie in the sun in my roof-garden, and dream of her flying with you, in freedom. And that will be my happiness." Then for the last time they all curled up together, the kitten and the young cats and the mother, and purred each other to sleep with the lullaby loud and low, loud and low.

There was something about this section that made me cry for a minute. It's such a pure, motherly sentiment; she cannot follow them back to the country, and while she must ache, knowing her children are aliv
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Harriet, James, Roger and Thelma live out in the country. The humans, Susan and Hank, usually take care of them.
Harriet and James decide to travel back to the city, to see the alley that they were kittens in.
When they arrive, the area is being demolished by humans..... the dumpster is gone, and they find a younger kitten that also has wings.
They eventually gain the black kitten's trust, but she cannot speak.
All three are able to find their mother, who begs Harriet and James to take Jane, the yo
Jenni Riggs
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
In my opinion the only thing this book has going for it is it's beautiful illustrations. With them alone you can imagine a better story than what's here.

Even when I found this book the first time as a little girl, that's all that kept my attention.

Look in another book for young readers to feed their literary hunger and imagination.

I was really hoping for more out of this book. But it really isn't easy to write a great or good childrens books. This one sadly doesn't reach either of these ranks.

Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The winged cats, Harriet and James, fly back to the city to visit their mother. But she is no longer in the alley where they grew up! The buildings are being torn down. Harriet and James find a little black winged kitten, who cannot speak. They gain its trust, rescue it from the building, find their mother and return to the barn in the country side.

Cute story! Wouldn't it be nice to be the care-giver of a winged black kitten? I have always been fond of black cats.
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Ursula K. Le Guin published twenty-two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls. She lived in Portland, Orego ...more

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