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After being separated from her brothers and sisters, a curious little kitten named Bo falls in with a sailor and becomes a ship's cat who views the world from an innocent, childlike perspective.
|Publisher:||Hyperion Books for Children|
|Edition description:||1 ED|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Henry Cole (www.henrycole.net) grew up on a dairy farm outside Purcellville, Virginia. Always interested in art and science, he studied forestry at Virginia Tech. He is a self-taught artist, although his mother was a professional illustrator and gave him many pointers along the way. His education required him to study nature closely, and his observation of such details helped him with his drawing. Henry worked in a number of jobs, including magazine illustration, and for sixteen years taught elementary grade science classes before he became a full-time illustrator. He now has dozens of picture books to his credit, including many he wrote and illustrated.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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I really loved this little chapter book. Little Bo was a sweet, wonderfully descriptive tale about Little Bo, the smallest kitten in a litter who has many adventures. The story begins on a stormy night, when the litter of kittens are born to a pure-bread Persian cat. The owner of this cat, Mrs. Edge, doesn't want the kittens because their father is the stray cat Bounder and they aren't pure-bread. The six kittens explore her mansion and bask in their mother's love until, by a twist of fate, they are all seperated. The story follows Little Bo, all alone in the cold, cruel world until she meets Billy, the first mate on a fishing boat. Bo makes her home on the fishing boat, experiencing the excitments and perils of a life at sea. The story kept me interested the whole time, waiting to find out what happened. I read it out loud to my five year old sister and she enjoyed it too. From the gentle narration, to the beautiful illustrations that look so real you expect the little kittens to leap off the page and the white capped waves to whoosh out of the book, Little Bo was a triumph. Julie Andrews Edwards is a gifted writer, and she knows how to write a great childrens' book.
This book held my class spellbound on every page. Little Bo is the daughter of a purebred and an alley cat. She is kicked out by her owner and runs into plenty of excitement and some fearsome characters. This book has a story line that keeps children predicting and caring until the last page.