This gem of a book (and series) made a nest in my heart when I was a very small kid and has lived there ever since. For the longest time I didn't even know Le Guin was famous for her fantasy and science fiction; I just knew her as the author of Catwings! I am amazed that these short, tiny books hold so much wonder and imagination, but they are full to bursting with both of those things. Light and fun, I love to recommend these to kids and parents, but also anyone who enjoys Le Guin and wants to see her mind play with the children's book format. To this day, I still get a little giddy taking these off my shelf and flipping through them, even after all the years I've owned them. Recommended By Zoe S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The bestselling Catwings series!
Mrs. Jane Tabby can't explain why her four precious kittens were born with wings, but she's grateful that they are able to use their flying skills to soar away from the dangerous city slums where they were born. However, once the kittens escape the big city, they learn that country life can be just as difficult!
"LeGuin...has written a small gem of a book, with convincing and intriguing characters. Dark watercolor etchings by Schindler further convey the plight of these airborne felines and their seeking of a home." Publishers Weekly
"Softly-colored ink drawings add an old-fashioned tone, as do the Victorian names of the cats." School Library Journal
A highly acclaimed novel about the adventures of four winged tabby cats who leave the city in search of a safe place to live.
Now available individually in new digest-sized paperback editions, the first four books in Le Guin's magical series chronicle four young cats with wings who leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live.
About the Author
Ursula Le Guin writes both poetry and prose, and in various modes including children's books, YA books, fantasy, science fiction and fiction. She is the author of the bestselling and award winning CATWINGS series. Three of Le Guin's titles have been finalists for The American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and among the many honors her writing has received are a National Book Award, five Hugo Awards, five Nebula Awards, and The Margaret A. Edwards Award. She lives in Oregon.