The Cookie-store Cat by Cynthia Rylant

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With simple precision, Cynthia Rylant tells the sweet tale of a forgotten kitty without a home who is found and adopted by the kind bakers of a charming town. The end of the book includes many easy-to-follow recipes for the cookies mentioned inside.
 

About Cynthia Rylant

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Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University. Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature. She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award. She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Scholastic. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The cat gets morning kisses, when the bakers tell him that he is “sweeter than any cookie” and “prettier than marzipan.” Then he makes his rounds, out the screen door painted with “cherry drops and gingerbread men” to visit the fish-shop owner, the yarn lady, and the bookshop, where Martha Jane m...

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PW called this tale of a foundling cat living a charmed life "a cat-lover's confection."

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Even better, he basks in attention from the after-school crowd: ""The cookie-store cat rubs his nose with theirs, and bats at their pencils, and licks drops of milk from their fingers."" Rylant's thickly painted figures and furniture (even the text) have a fittingly doughy look, and the buildings...

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