Monday, April 11, 2011

Book: Highway Cats

Every once in a while I am reminded that my son's interests aren't concentrated in solely one area. Yes, I should know better and not be so extremist in my thinking, but some times, lately, his focus can get so intense, lol!

Breaking from the current whirlpool of Star Wars, my son read Highway Cats, a 118 page chapter book, by Janet Taylor Lisle. It's a quick and engaging book-- well, as ascertained by the single sitting reading and the "don't bother me, I'm reading" phrases uttered. Although he has no specific comments to entice others to read this book, he does give it a 5/5. And I believe he's interested in checking out some of her other books.

From the Janet Taylor Lisle's website...

Old Shredder. Murray-the-Claw. The scarred Siamese, Kahlia Koo. They are cats without a home, forced to eat Dumpster scraps and hide in a scruffy woods along Interstate 95. Not until three mysterious, drop-off kittens arrive among them do they begin to appreciate the beauty of their little forest. By then, it’s too late. The wood is doomed. Plans for a new highway exit are underway, and as Murray the Claw says: “Nothing in the world can stop a road from going through once it’s started. Not mountains or rivers, not prairies or deserts, not a jungle full of wild animals and certainly not a bunch of dopey kittens.”
The highway rules are about to get broken, though. These kittens may look dopey but something powerful is at work behind them.


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