This is a children's book intended for ages eight through twelve but it will appeal to adults as well.
Hank-Willy has big plans. He wants to go to Nashville to become a country and western star-and he wants to win the affections of Priscilla Angora, the beautiful cat of his dreams. But Montague Manx III, the conceited cat with a pedigree, has other ideas. With the help of the smelly, good-for-nothing sneak-thief, Fish-Head Eddie, he sets about to ruin Hank-Willy and get Priscilla for himself. Determined to thwart Montague's dastardly schemes, Hank-Willy finds his efforts are aided by the unexpected appearance of the "ghost" of Farmer Purvis, the human who hated cats, and by Tallulah Tabby, the elderly spinster, who holds a black belt in karate.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Ms. Boswell has written a modern Aesop's Fable. Hank-Willy is a clever book with surprises at every turn and written in such a way that adults will enjoy it as much as children. The author's intelligence and humor are reflected throughout the book. It has everything - adventure, mystery and romance. This is the sort of book that encourages a child to dream large and then to persevere no matter the obstacles.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
From Chapter 1: There was only one way to describe Grace Grimalkin: she was hard working, down to earth, and practical, with a generous portion of stubbornness thrown in. After her husband, Hector, was run over by a milk truck, she had reared her five kittens single-handedly through a combination of hard work and sheer determination. Her primary aim in life was to see them all become responsible, serious-minded cats. And with only two still living at home, she was nearing her goal (or so she thought) when her youngest son, Henry, presented her with the greatest challenge of her cat-rearing career. Henry William, the one she always thought would outshine the rest of her brood, wanted to become a country music singer. The very idea sent shivers down her spine.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Lorgnette Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0966889401