I am looking for a children’s book from around 1980.
I do not recall the title or author, and the book may have been published before 1980. Let’s say anywhere between 1970 and 1982 or so. This was a favorite book of mine when I was a kid, and I used to take it out of my local branch of the St. Louis Public Library pretty regularly.
The one thing I DO remember were the fantastic illustrations. It was done in black and white, and the drawings looked as though they may have been pen and ink, or etchings, and they were very realistic.
Thematically, I remember a couple things about the story: A boy and his cat used to sit on a hill under their (or maybe the cat’s) favorite tree. At night, the cat would go have adventures on his own with his cat friends. Toward the end of the story, the cat died, and the boy and his mom decided to bury him atop the hill under the beloved tree. Then the boy would go there to remember the cat.
Specifically, I recall one page in the book that illustrated night time, when the cat would go with his cat friends. There is a house (presumably the cat’s) in the background, as though he has just been let out for the evening. In the foreground, you see the cat joining up with many, many neighborhood cats as they set off to roam around–a virtual cat army.
Thank you, and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with.
My favorite story in the 1950’s. I remember it as “Rob Roy & Puss the Cat.” Story of a boy (Rob Roy?) and a cat (Puss The Cat?) who eat the alphabet (Because they are so poor?) May be a story within a collection of stories.
1940/1950 Possibly a Jr. Elf book. It was a small children’s book about cats on South Sea (?) island, kittens went to island, one (or more) cats wore a crown of pearls at the end.
There was a cat named “Strawberry” and the characters/kids in the book traveled to the Land of Now Here. I think at least part of the journey was completed in a hot air balloon, and there was a train.
I am looking for an illustrated children’s book that was read to me in 1960s (possibly translated from French) It is about an orange kitty (Pitche? Mitche?) who has adventures on an old lady’s farm (foxes in hen house, getting a fever, being put to bed).
This book would have been published before 1978 but probably after 1960 or 1965. It was a children’s book with photos (probably black and white) of a pair of frolicking kittens. The kittens had black and grey stripes. There may have been short captions of the pictures. The pictures were of the kittens leaping and jumping in funny ways.
My wife’s father read this book with her when she was little, so it must have been published before 1964. Here is what she could recall when I asked her for more details:
“The book title was MAX. But anyways there are no photos of the book covers here so hard to say. This book is an over sized hard cover book (like the I Spy kids books). I remember the cover being yellow and turquoise – the illustrations are hand drawn (the cat is black line drawn) – he is a chubby cat. In one sequence he grabs the hair dryer and is looking at it inquisitively – it turns on accidentally and it blows his hair every which way as he tries to figure out how to turn it off.”
Looking for a children’s book about a lion who either got a haircut and was unhappy with it or for some reason his mane was cut off… don’t have a title… wish I could give you more to go on.
I read this story in a book of either just cat or animal short stories. I think they all had magic involved.
A witch tried a spell that backfired and trapped her in her own house, sitting staring at the fire. Years later the house was rented by a nice young woman who could sort of see the witch and treated her politely-offered her tea. The witch’s orange tabby was still around and got killed defending the young woman from the witch’s nefarious nephew. Some visitor came up later-obviously to be the boyfriend and he’d found the reincarnation of the orange tabby. The witch smiles as she fades away (I think) released. Nefarious nephew (or some relation) defeated. Written in late 90s maybe?
Anyone remember this story and what book it’s in? Any help appreciated. Thanks!!!
Late 60’s, early 70’s I want to say. As I remember, it was a black and white picture book about a black cat that gets out of it’s pet carrier(?) an walks through the city. I remember the pictures in this book being high quality black and white photographs. The most I can recall about the “plot” once the cat somehow gets out of it’s carrier it travels through the was once referred to as the “ghetto.” Anyways, it’s a long shot but the book had a huge influence on me about inner-city strife and that we as a people need to try to keep trying to improve everyone’s lot in life. I think this is a great little service you have. Cheers.