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Publisher Comments:

The cat was fond of the man?s potato soup,
which made him love her a breath more,
but not so?s you?d notice.

There was an old man, an ol' Texas boy, who lived on a road called Chatterpie with an uppity old cat — a cat who'd rather eat potato soup than catch blackbirds. A cat who liked to go fishing and sit on the bow of the old man's boat, her face into the wind, like she was a hood ornament. "Fool cat, " the old man would say. "You ain't nobody's prize." Then one day something unexpected happens, and they both learn that even the most cantankerous love can inspire acts of heroic proportions — but not, of course, so's you'd notice.

With down-home language that?s a joy to read aloud, Terry Farish tells a wry, unconventional love story about an unlikely pair of curmudgeons - brought to life in glowing illustrations by Barry Root.

Review:

"Terry Farish demonstrates herself an exciting new talent in the genre with this casually told yet tender tale about the prickly friendship between an old man and his cat...kids...will appreciate the rhythmic storytelling, the lively individuality, and the irascible yet endearing relationship between these memorable characters." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

Review:

"This book takes the time to slowly work the puzzle out...but the narrator's slow country tone keeps us reassured that each of [the characters] will always have a place for the other." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"This is a vernacular tale of a pair of curmudgeons, human and feline, who encounter an unexpected event..." Yellow Brick Road

Review:

"Farish and Root prove a dynamic team in this endearing tale." Publishers Weekly, starred review

Review:

"The book design has a simple elegance that showcases the folksy, rather poetic text. The quiet, watercolor-and-gouache paintings are especially handsome, and Root portrays both the characters with warmth, dignity, and restraint." Booklist

Review:

"The carefully chosen words and charming simplicity of the illustrations lead to an unsentimental, but very satisfying tale of companionship." School Library Journal, starred review

Review:

"Older readers especially will be pleased and amused by Farish's evocative language as well as the rich array of subtle verbal and visual nuances here." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

There once was an old man who lived with an uppity old cat. Then one day something unexpected happens, and they both learn that even the most cantankerous love can inspire acts of heroic proportions. Full color.

Synopsis:

With down-home language thats a joy to read aloud, Terry Farish tells a wry, unconventional love story about an unlikely pair of curmudgeons - brought to life in glowing illustrations by Barry Root.

The cat was fond of the mans potato soup,

which made him love her a breath more,

but not sos youd notice.

There was an old man, an ol Texas boy, who lived on a road called Chatterpie with an uppity old cat - a cat whod rather eat potato soup than catch blackbirds. A cat who liked to go fishing and sit on the bow of the old mans boat, her face into the wind, like she was a hood ornament. "Fool cat," the old man would say. "You aint nobodys prize." Then one day something unexpected happens, and they both learn that even the most cantankerous love can inspire acts of heroic proportions - but not, of course, sos youd notice.

Synopsis:

There was an old man, an ol' Texas boy, country raised, don't you know. He lived on Chatterpie Road, just him and an uppity old cat - a cat who'd rather eat the old man's potato soup than catch blackbirds. A cat who liked to go fishing with the old man and sit on the bow of his boat, her face into the wind, like she was an ornament on the bonnet of a car. A cat the old man loved dearly - but not so's you'd notice! Terry Farish and Barry Root have created a perfect pair of curmudgeons in this wry, unconventional love story.

About the Author

Terry Farish currently teaches nonfiction writing at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, a semester-long immersion program for graduate and undergraduate students interested in documenting an aspect of life in Maine. A one-time children's librarian, she continues to present children's programs in many communities using multicultual stories and folktales. Terry Farish lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763608347
ill.:
Root, Barry,
Publisher:
Candlewick
Illustrator:
Root, Barry
Author:
Farish, Terry
Author:
Root, Barry
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Soups
Subject:
Pets
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
2001-10
Publication Date:
20030501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.13 x 10.5 x .35 in 1.1 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763608347 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Terry Farish demonstrates herself an exciting new talent in the genre with this casually told yet tender tale about the prickly friendship between an old man and his cat...kids...will appreciate the rhythmic storytelling, the lively individuality, and the irascible yet endearing relationship between these memorable characters."
"Review" by , "This book takes the time to slowly work the puzzle out...but the narrator's slow country tone keeps us reassured that each of [the characters] will always have a place for the other."
"Review" by , "This is a vernacular tale of a pair of curmudgeons, human and feline, who encounter an unexpected event..."
"Review" by , "Farish and Root prove a dynamic team in this endearing tale."
"Review" by , "The book design has a simple elegance that showcases the folksy, rather poetic text. The quiet, watercolor-and-gouache paintings are especially handsome, and Root portrays both the characters with warmth, dignity, and restraint."
"Review" by , "The carefully chosen words and charming simplicity of the illustrations lead to an unsentimental, but very satisfying tale of companionship."
"Review" by , "Older readers especially will be pleased and amused by Farish's evocative language as well as the rich array of subtle verbal and visual nuances here."
"Synopsis" by , There once was an old man who lived with an uppity old cat. Then one day something unexpected happens, and they both learn that even the most cantankerous love can inspire acts of heroic proportions. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , With down-home language thats a joy to read aloud, Terry Farish tells a wry, unconventional love story about an unlikely pair of curmudgeons - brought to life in glowing illustrations by Barry Root.

The cat was fond of the mans potato soup,

which made him love her a breath more,

but not sos youd notice.

There was an old man, an ol Texas boy, who lived on a road called Chatterpie with an uppity old cat - a cat whod rather eat potato soup than catch blackbirds. A cat who liked to go fishing and sit on the bow of the old mans boat, her face into the wind, like she was a hood ornament. "Fool cat," the old man would say. "You aint nobodys prize." Then one day something unexpected happens, and they both learn that even the most cantankerous love can inspire acts of heroic proportions - but not, of course, sos youd notice.

"Synopsis" by , There was an old man, an ol' Texas boy, country raised, don't you know. He lived on Chatterpie Road, just him and an uppity old cat - a cat who'd rather eat the old man's potato soup than catch blackbirds. A cat who liked to go fishing with the old man and sit on the bow of his boat, her face into the wind, like she was an ornament on the bonnet of a car. A cat the old man loved dearly - but not so's you'd notice! Terry Farish and Barry Root have created a perfect pair of curmudgeons in this wry, unconventional love story.
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