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Harper Collins, Apr 26, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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"Horace is adopted. He is also spotted, and he is loved and cared for by his new mother and father--who are striped. But...Horace feels the need to search out his roots...Keller deals with a sensitive subject in a way that is perceptive but not sentimental."--Publishers Weekly. "A first choice for those families seeking a low-key, reassuring book about adoption--and one that is fun to share as well."--Horn Book.

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User Review  - christian.mehalic - LibraryThing

Horace is the book that I believe Holly Keller might be most well known for, at least with the older generations. This is the story of a leopard named Horace who has tigers for parents. They are very ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Every night, his tiger mother tells Horace that ``We chose you...because you had lost your first family...We liked your spots, and we wanted you to be our child.'' Still, Horace feels the need of ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Holly Keller has illustrated a number of books in the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including Be a Friend to Trees. She is also the author and illustrator of many picture books, including Island Baby and Horace.

Ms. Keller lives in West Redding, Connecticut.

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