The Three-Legged Cat by Margaret Mahy

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Tom the three-legged cat and Danny the drifter endure delightful mix-ups and muddles, before they can find a way for Tom to see the world and for Danny to keep his head warm.
 

About Margaret Mahy

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Margaret Mahy was born on March 21, 1936 in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She received a B.A. degree from the University of New Zealand. She worked as a nurse, an assistant librarian, and a children's librarian in England and New Zealand. Her first book, A Lion in the Meadow, was published in 1969. She became a full-time author in 1980. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 120 children's books including The Haunting, The Changeover, Memory, A Lion in the Meadow, The Seven Chinese Brothers, and The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate. She won the Esther Glen Award five times, the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association three times, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Hans Christian Andersen Award, and in 1999, she won the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award in two categories, Picture Book and Supreme Award. She died after a brief illness on July 23, 2012 at the age of 76.
 
Published May 1, 1993 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When her footloose brother Danny turns up for his annual visit, an inadvertent swap--Danny puts Tom on his bald pate instead of his scruffy, molting hat--leaves all three happier: Tom gets to see the world;

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Especially canny are the images of the stubble-faced Danny doffing his offending topper to reveal a bald pate, and later donning cat instead of hat as he sets out to see the world.

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