The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof

The Cat Who Came INMinou is a cat that is transformed into a young woman who befriends Tibble, a shy and bumbling reporter for the Killenthorn Courier. Tibble loves cats and all of his stories involve cats, but his editor wants real news. Minou is still recognized as a cat by the neighborhood cats despite her new human appearance. She still purrs, enjoys a saucer of milk, climbs trees, and delights in other catlike pursuits. Minou organizes her feline friends into a news gathering service and turns Tibble into the best, bravest journalist in town. A super array of loveable cat characters includes the hilarious School Cat whose “news” is from a textbook and a hundred years out-of-date, the stray Tatter Cat who has children and grandchildren all over town, and the Council Cat who always sits in on the closed council meetings in the Town Hall. This is a humorous and charming translation of Schmidt’s 1970 cattish classic. The magical cat story, written by the Queen of Dutch Children’s Literature, can be enjoyed by cat-lovers of any age. mjw
Title: The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof
Author: Annie M.G. Schmidt (1911-1995)
Illustrator
: Nathan Burton
Publisher
: Pushkin Children’s Books. London
Copyright
: 2014
Original Language
: Dutch
Translator
: David Colmer
Original Title
: Minoes
Original Publisher
: Estate of Annie M.G. Schmidt.  Amsterdam, Em. Querido’s Uitgevrij B.V.
Original Copyright
: 1970
ISBN
: 978-178269-036-8
Paperback pages
: 158
Age range
: 8-12
Genre
: Fiction, Fantasy
Author’s ethnicity
: Dutch
Author’s residence
: Author lived in the Netherlands
Illustrator’s residence
: England
Awards
: 1988 Hans Christian Andersen Award
Subjects
: Cats, Humor, Reporters, Reporting

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