Night Cat by Margaret Beames

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The simple and evocative tale of an intrepid cat's adventures on one dark night in a spooky, moonlit garden.

Oliver the cat lives in a house with a garden, a garden full of light and shadows, full of things that dance and flutter; a garden that comes to life in the moonlight and tempts the young cat to stay outside all night. And so he does. But Oliver's excitement soon turns to fear as he encounters the mysterious and scary sights and sounds of the dark garden. The garden is dark and wet and lonely -- and home is safe and dry and warm. Suddenly, Oliver decides that his owner might be frightened, too, and that it's his duty to go inside to comfort her. And so he does.

About Margaret Beames

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Beames is an award-winning author who has written more than twenty books for young readers. Hitchcock is a talented and experienced illustrator. She works for an advertising agency.
Published June 1, 2003 by Orchard Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Oliver’s exploration of the moonlit garden uncovers fluttering moths, a snail tucked within her shell, a prickly porcupine ball, a quick-as-lightning mouse followed by a large screechy owl that really isn’t as scary as facing a large “bright-eyed, furry opossum.” The weary Oliver returns to the d...

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Oliver the cat usually comes inside when his owner calls him at nightfall, but tonight he's determined to prowl the garden rather than sit by the fire with Mrs. Bundy.

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The Trades

Featuring border-to-border lush illustrations on every page by award winning illustrator Sue Hitchcock, and large bold type, this hardcover from Orchard Books makes the perfect bedtime story for any boy or girl.

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