On a quiet day, when the wind was still, the creek could be heard all the way up to where the old beech stood. Under its branches cats would come to dream and be dreamed. But they hadn't yet gathered the day the orphan girl fell asleep among the beech's roots, nestling in the weeds and long grass. Her name was Lillian Kindred.
When Lillian is bitten by a poisonous snake while napping under the branches of a beech tree, the magical cats of the forest reveal themselves and save her by turning her into a kitten. Now she must set out on a journey that will lead her through an untamed wilderness full of fabled creatures--from Old Mother Possum to the fearsome Bear People--to find a way to make things right and become human again. In this whimsical, original folktale created by two masters of modern fantasy, a young girl's journey becomes an enchanting coming-of-age story about friendship, bravery, and shaping one's destiny.
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Number of Pages: 304
Reviewed Liliana, age 7
I really liked this book and what makes it special is that it is an adventure and a love story, which is always a good combination. It was not a fast read but I still could not put it down. I would recommend this book to my friends and to anyone who likes cats. It makes me wish I had a cat. It’s really neat that Little, Brown Books for Young Readers let me read this fun book before it’s on sale!
This book hits shelves March of 2013!
Liliana, age 7