Puss in Boots by Philip Pullman
The Adventures of That Most Enterprising Feline

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Here's what the old miller left his sons when he died: To his oldest son, the mill. To his middle son, the donkey. To his youngest son, Jacques,the cat. A fine cat, indeed, but still, just a cat.
Luckily, as Jacques discovers, Puss is no ordinary kitty. He's smart. He can talk. And he is quite a snappy dresser. He's also planned an exciting future for Jacques-one that involves a princess and a very large fortune.
Master storyteller Philip Pullman and prizewinning illustrator Ian Beck team up in this witty retelling, which sparkles with humor and adventure.
 

About Philip Pullman

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Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, in 1946. He has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His acclaimed trilogy, His Dark Materials, has been published in thirty-nine languages. . The Amber Spyglass, the trilogy's astonishing finale, was the first children's book in history to win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. It was also nominated for the Booker Prize. When he is not writing books, Pullman enjoys drawing, woodworking, and playing the piano. He lives with his family in Oxford, England. Ian Beck is the creator of many picture books for children and of the novel "The Secret History of Tom Trueheart". He lives in England.
 
Published August 14, 2001 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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With characters supplying punch lines and side commentary in Beck’s vigorously inked cartoon illustrations, Pullman briskly reworks Perrault’s tale of an orphaned miller’s son who, thanks to a quick-witted feline companion, sets a new standard for rapid upward mobility.

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Pullman packs his irreverent prose with sly asides ("O mighty and fragrant Ogre," gushes Puss) and lively asides ("In his foul and filthy castle, the ogre was getting peckish").

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