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From Elisa:

Some of my own beloved cats:

 

THE WISHING  BALL

Farrar Straus Giroux, February 2006eviews

Nellie is a stray cat who wishes she had a house to live in, warm meals, and a best friend. When a crafty crow overhears her wishing, he decides to play a trick on her for his own amusement - which is how Nellie ends up putting all her faith in a rubber ball she believes to be a magic star that grants wishes. But even though it's not a magic star, the rubber ball turns out to be just what Nellie needs. 

"Immensely satisfying, the story is brought visually to life by Kleven’s naïf artwork, which employs watercolors and bits of collage to make crowded, cozy pictures--with a needy, determined, darling kitty right in the middle of it all.” 

 --Booklist


“Kleven’s colors are bright and cheerful, her characters are charmingly expressive and her brushstrokes are lively and energetic.”
--Kirkus Reviews

THE WISHING BALL in Japanese and Korean

 

THE WISHING BALL is now available  in Spanish and English from Bab'l Books! Purchase here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Immensely satisfying, the story is brought visually to life by Kleven’s naïf artwork, which employs 
watercolors and bits of collage to make crowded, cozy pictures--with a needy, determined, darling 
kitty right in the middle of it all.” 
 --Booklist


“Kleven’s colors are bright and cheerful, her characters are charmingly expressive and her 
brushstrokes are lively and energetic.”
 --Kirkus Reviews