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Title:
Shorthaired cats in America
Author:
Quasha, Jennifer.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : PowerKids Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history of non-pedigreed shorthaired cats in America.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.5 0.5 2327.
ISBN:
9780823955138
Format :
Book

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Audubon Library SF449.A45 Q36 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Most of the cats in people's homes are not a special breed. Kids will love learning about the history of the common shorthaired housecat in America, and they will recognize the everyday cats they know and love.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4. These two titles in the new Kids Cat Library series will feed cat fever in younger middle-graders. Shorthaired Cats touches on varying American attitudes toward cats from the Mayflower to the present day, citing their association with the Salem witch trials, their portrayal in the media, and the therapeutic benefits of pet ownership. Manx briefly covers some characteristics of the breed and the myth of how Manx cats lost their tails. In some instances the text is so simplified it's almost misleading: "petting a cat can help lower high blood pressure." But the focus on specific breeds and the many color close-ups will satisfy animal fans and may encourage reluctant readers who are enthusiastic about the subject. A glossary and Web resources are appended. See the companion Dogs throughout History series reviewed in this issue under Feldman, Heather. --Gillian Engberg


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