Minnie, formerly a cat but now a woman with many cattish ways, helps Tibbs, a newspaper reporter, with information she gets from her many feline friends
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Winner of numerous prizes (including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award), Schmidt has concocted a marvelous meditation on the meaning of being human--written from a distinctly feline point of view. Poor Tibbs is a super-shy newspaper reporter about to be fired from his job because he seems able to write only about cats. Then he meets Miss Minnie, an unusual young woman prone to darting up trees, rooting through the trash for fish bones, and slipping her head under his hand in order to be stroked. It seems that Miss Minnie is a cat; or was one, until she ate tainted trash from a biochemical research lab. Now she's a cat trapped in a woman's body, and she must navigate the tricky terrain between the world of humans and that of felines. Since she still speaks ``cattish,'' she is able to hook up with all the town's cats and thus provide Tibbs with the kind of inside scoop that sets his editor beaming. But then she uncovers a very nasty story about one of the town's most prominent citizens. Will Tibbs risk his newfound stature at the newspaper to print a story substantiated only by cats? And will Miss Minnie ever return to her feline origins? And does she even want to? The answers to all these questions are to be found in this fanciful yet substantial book that is sure to become a classic. The ho-hum illustrations can't detract from its sheer delight. (Fiction. 8+) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Milkweed Editions, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111571316019
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Book Description Milkweed Editions, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Kay Sather (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1571316019