Sunday, July 06, 2014

2014 book 157

Charles De Lint's The Cats of Tanglewood Forest
This is one of those books that benefits from not being an e-book--the Charles Vess illustrations are just gorgeous, and I'm not sure how or even if they translate to Paperwhite. Anyway, this is a middle-grade book about a little girl who is bitten by a snake, and all the local cats work some magic to turn her into a kitten and save her life. But obviously she'd rather be herself again, leading to a really nice magical journey type of story. Again, the illustrations here are really tops, and perfectly match the sort of old-world folktale feel. Apparently there's a sequel out now, and I'll definitely be checking it out. A-.

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