All the Cats in the World

All the Cats in the World

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An old woman is taunted by the lighthouse keeper for feeding the abandoned cats that live near the lighthouse, but when she falls ill, he has a change of heart.
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  • Hardback | 18 pages
  • 195.58 x 248.92 x 22.86mm | 680.39g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Ill.
  • 0152023968
  • 9780152023966

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"Can you feed all the cats in the world?" the elderly lighthouse keeper taunts also-elderly Mikila, who faithfully feeds the promontory's hungry horde each day. She has thumbed her nose (literally) at his taunting; she has persevered in foul weather to prove her mettle. Now, feverish and despairing, she takes to her sickbed . . . only to rise, on the fourth day, newly determined - and discover the lighthouse keeper himself feeding the cats. His goat, he says "with a grin," heard the cats making a racket. And he's had the same thought as she: feeding the cats is much like "tending the lighthouse." (You can't, that is, save every ship either.) A modest, not particularly prepossessing book (in sandy beige and gray-blue) with two clear attractants - the cats and the squabbling pair - as well as an unusually genuine argument. (Kirkus Reviews)
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