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Candlewick Press, Nov 1, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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One of those rare picture books that resonates, in word and image, with the wisdom of myth and folklore, Catkin tells the story of a cat who is so small he can sit in the palm of a child's hand. Given to a farmer and his wife to keep watch over their baby girl, Catkin proves his merit when he must rescue the child from the merry, heedless Little People.

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User Review  - JoeCottonwood - LibraryThing

I'm no expert on children's picture books, but this one just didn't work for me. Or for my grandson, who as a bona fide child and book-lover is by definition an expert, at least in what he likes and ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The Little People are not being intentionally cruel when they steal Carrie away from her parents. Being childless, the enchanted creatures can't understand the love that exists between a parent and ... Read full review

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Barber was educated at University College in London where she studied English Language and Literature.

Lynch's illustrations have wonmany awards in his native Ireland. Lynch was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the youngest in a family of five children. His professor in art school, including Raymond Briggs, encouraged him to try his hand at children's books. He received his degree in fine arts.

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