The Twenty-five Mixtec Cats

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Tambourine Books, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The healer in an Oaxacan village returns from market with 25 kittens, but the unfamiliar animals are viewed by the townspeople with suspicion and scorn. When an evil spell threatens the local butcher, the healer and his cats save her life and win the villagers' hearts. "Succeeds on all levels....The story is told in easy colloquial English that has the cadenced feel of Spanish. The illustrations are remarkable."--School Library Journal.

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User Review  - crieder95 - LibraryThing

The Twenty-Five Mixtec Cats is a story about a community. The healer of the village brings in the cats and cares for them but no one quite likes them because they have never had cats. The village ... Read full review

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User Review  - kloupe1 - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this Mexican folktale. When no one wanted to help the homeless kittens, the healer did. Everyone turned against the healer who had helped them at every chance he could. Once the ... Read full review

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