Tosca the cat doesn't like Christmas. She always seems to be in the way and no one ever remembers to give her a present. What Tosca wishes for more than anything is a Christmas present of her very own - but who could make her wish come true? When she sees a sleigh in the sky, her adventure begins!
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Matthew Sturgis is the author of numerous books, including the highly praised Aubrey Beardsley: A Biography and Walter Sickert: A Life, and also a regular reviewer in and contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, the Sunday Telegraph and other papers. Anne Mortimer is recognised as one of the finest contemporary painters of cats. She is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and of the Royal Miniature Society, from whom she received an honourable mention for the most outstanding miniature of the year. She lives in Dartmouth, Devon.From Publishers Weekly:
Poor Tosca the cat is totally neglected at Christmastime; she's regarded as a nuisance more than anything else. She gets kicked out of the kitchen when everyone is baking, and out of the bedroom when they are wrapping presents. Even Tosca's favorite chair is displaced by a strange tree that dominates the living room. When Tosca topples the tree (she was only trying to get to the angel to request a present) she is banished to the cold outdoors. In the end, it is Santa who befriends this gorgeous but woebegone cat, giving Tosca her very own present and providing the comfortable lap she's been looking for. Mortimer's loving portraits of Tosca are painted from the cat's floor-level perspective, and the reader never sees the faces of those unfeeling humans whose house she shares. Both Sturgis and Mortimer have succeeded in capturing the warmth of the holidays from a delightfully different viewpoint; Tosca's story serves to remind readers that Christmas is a season of loving and sharing. Ages 4-8.
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Book Description Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110711207410