Millions of Cats

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Penguin Putnam Books, 1956 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Wanda Gg's enchanting tale of the very old man who went off in search of the prettiest cat in the world for his wife and returned instead with millions to choose from has become an American classic, widely recognized as the first modern picture book. First published in 1928, it was a recipient of the 1929 Newbery Honor Book Award and has gone on to sell over a million copies. With its charming illustrations and rhythmic, sing-song refrain, Millions of Cats remains as beloved today as it was when it first appeared three-quarters of a century ago.

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User Review  - mheitz - LibraryThing

"Millions of Cats" starts out with a very old woman asking her husband to find her a cat. Instead, he comes home with millions of cats! They come to the conclusion to allow the cats to decide among ... Read full review

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User Review  - ekettner - LibraryThing

A charming book about an elderly man seeking a pet for his beloved wife. The illustrations are very simple, yet detailed, and done in black and white. Read full review

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About the author (1956)

Wanda G‡g (1893-1946) was born in New Ulm, Minnesota, the daughter of an artist and the eldest of seven children. In recognition of her rare artistry, she was the posthumous recipient of the 1958 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Millions of Cats and the 1977 Kerlan Award for the body of her work.

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