Millions of Cats

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Penguin Putnam Books, 1956 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Wanda G‡g'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  - MCHBurke - LibraryThing

Beautifully hand-written text along side quaint, B/W drawings. Millions and billions and trillions of cats (great rhythm for reading aloud!) fight to the death as they argue who is the prettiest. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - EmilyDrennan - LibraryThing

Millions of Cats is a story about a very old woman and a very old man. They are lonely, and the very old woman wants a cat to keep them company. The very old man goes on a journey to find his wife the ... Read full review

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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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