A Traveling Cat by George Ella Lyon

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When discovered on the playground in front of the drive-in movie screen, Boulevard, a stray cat, stays in her new home for a short while before taking to the road.

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Published September 1, 1998 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction

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Some cats are born to travel, and such a one is Boulevard, who appears at a drive-in one evening, stays with the young narrator and her family for a year, then leaves as the spring floods arrive.

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For example, when spring floods prompt the local animals, including Boulevard, to flee to ""high ground somewhere in the hills,"" a drawing of a spindly bridge over swollen water reveals the grief-stricken narrator standing alone near a cluster of worried neighbors: ""Only [the Macs' dog] came ba...

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