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Minou

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A cat who does not know how to take care of herself is abandoned in the streets of Paris and discovers self-reliance by working as a mouser at the Notre Dame Cathedral.

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This lavishly illustrated story acts as both a guide to the city of Paris, where the story occurs, and as a metaphor about self-reliance. Minou is a pampered Siamese cat whose owner dies suddenly, leaving her totally helpless. Her entry into the real world is doomed until a friendly feline teaches her to stay alive in the city streets. The Place de la Concorde, Seine and Arc de Triomphe are all here, in vibrant watercolor washes, as is Notre Dame, where Minou eventually finds a home. A glossary gives a brief history of these landmarks and the author, executive director of a regional Girls Club of America, has included a list of ways girls can prepare for the future. The call for independence, though somewhat overstated in the text, is one all children can heed. All ages.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 2-4 This modern-day fable in picture book format makes its point easily and neatly but certainly not subtly. Minou, a Parisian cat, has been taken care of all her life. When her owner becomes ill, she is left to fend for herself. Minou finds a job (mousecatcher at Notre Dame Cathedral) and is much happier leading a useful life. The moral, is, of course, that women who are ``taken care of'' may find themselves in helpless situations, while those who take charge of their own lives will be both happier and more fulfilled. Soft watercolors and clean lines make for a pretty book with attractive scenes of Paris that young French students might enjoy, and the story itelf will provoke much discussion. Deanna J. McDaniel, Elmwood Elementary School, Lima, Ohio
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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