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Boris is a big gray cat who loves sleeping and playing and exploring and hunting. And his owner loves him for all of his simple cat ways. But Boris, typical as he may be, is part of a much larger story in this moving exploration of love, longing, compassion, and most of all, the continuous give-and-take of true friendship. Newbery medallist Cynthia Rylant's powerful collection of poems will resonate in the hearts of readers of all ages.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 127 x 184 x 6.35mm | 90.72g
  • United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0152058095
  • 9780152058098
  • 1,311,669

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"Makes a great introduction for readers not comfortable with poetry. The poems tell an accessible, compelling story . . . Warm and tender."--The Horn Book
"It's a grand experience, this set of poems, this rumination on the cat and the human condition. Everyone with a pet (and without) will read and remember this title, and come back to it."--School Library Journal "The poems tell an accessible, compelling story--like a good free-verse novel, but even briefer--while exposing readers to some skillful writing. Rylant's poems contain lines worthy of any lit-crit analysis." - Horn Book
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About Cynthia Rylant

CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of more than a hundred books for young people, including the new poetry volume Ludie's Life; the beloved Mr. Putter & Tabby series; the Henry and Mudge series; and the novel Missing May, which received the Newbery Medal.
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165 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 30% (50)
4 43% (71)
3 19% (31)
2 7% (11)
1 1% (2)
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