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Harper Collins, May 11, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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Cats are fascinating, complex creatures. Since cats were first tamed about 5,000 years ago, they have enchanted people with their elegant beauty and mysterious manner. But cats can also be playful and cuddly pets, death-defying acrobats, or ruthless hunters. Come along as celebrated science writer Seymour Simon explores the many faces of this beloved animal with striking full-color photographs and engaging prose.


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User Review  - EYskollari - LibraryThing

This book was a know all about cats. It talks about the history and how cats were domesticated back to the early Egyptians. It also mentions how cats are in the wild and at home. It also gives good guidelines to understanding a your house cat. Read full review

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User Review  - cnolasco - LibraryThing

Simon, Seymour. (2004). Cats. New York: Harper Collins. This book is designed to give information on cats with emphasis on information readers should know before getting a pet cat. Because of the ... Read full review


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Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at, where you can read "Seymour Science Blog" and download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Many of Seymour's award-winning books are also available as ebooks.

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