Cover image for The Manx : the cat with no tail
The Manx : the cat with no tail
Quasha, Jennifer.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : PowerKids Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Relates the history of the Manx cat and describes the physical and other characteristics of this breed which came from the Isle of Man.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.3 0.5 2329.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
SF449.M36 Q36 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Cats are the most popular pets in America today, and kids love reading about their furry friends. From the strange to the everyday, this series has it all! Books on the Sphynx and the Manx discuss some of the most unusual breeds, while a book on shorthaired cats tells the history of non-pedigreed cats in America. Your students will love finding out more about the history and inherited traits of the pets they have at home.

Reviews 1

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