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The feline advisor to the prince, Papa Gatto learns not to judge by appearances when he hires the beautiful but neglectful Sophia to take care of his kittens, and Sophia's plain but loving stepsister Beatrice proves herself a more worthy caretaker.
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Children will love this retelling of a classic Italian fairy tale. Papa Gatto, trusted adviser to the prince, learns that judgment can be clouded by appearances when he hires the lovely Sophia to care for his eight tiny kittens. When Papa Gatto realizes his mistake, his home is in shambles, his kittens are neglected, and a priceless heirloom is in Sophia's hands. Fortunately, the next helper he hires is Beatrice, whose affection for his kittens assures him that this time he has found someone he can trust. The crafty Sophia, however, has other ideas... With its surprising twist to the happily-ever-after ending and its exquisitely detailed illustrations, this charming Italian fairy tale is sure to become a favorite of cat lovers, caretakers, and hopeless romantics everywhere.About the Author:
Ruth Sanderson is the highly acclaimed illustrator of over seventy five books for children. Her fairy tale retellings include Cinderella, Rose Red and Snow White, The Snow Princess, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Her original fairy tale, The Enchanted Wood, won both the Young Hoosier Award and the Bank Street College Award. The Texas Bluebonnet Award was given to her retelling of The Golden Mare, The Firebird, and The Magic Ring. Ruth lives with her husband in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
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Book Description Little Brown and Company, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0316770736
Book Description Little Brown & Co. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0316770736 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.1836896
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