Sea-Cat and Dragon King

by Carter, Angela, 1940-1992.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Step Up j STEP-UP CAR
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Step Up
Call Number  j STEP-UP CAR

This is a magical story of the love between mother and child and the gifts of kindness and understanding. Dragon King and Sea-Cat both live under the sea. Sea-Cat lives with his mother who sews him fabulous jewel-encrusted suits that shimmer and capture the attention of all who see him. Dragon King, the ruler, lives a sad and lonely life as he is so ashamed of his ugliness. When he sees Sea-Cat in his beautiful suit, he is overcome with jealousy and wants the suit for himself. But Sea-Cat is clever and kind and befriends Dragon King. Sea-Cat knows his mother can turn the Dragon King's ruby tears into a most dazzling suit, just for him!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2^-4. Dragon King is a kindly ruler of the deep sea. Unfortunately, he is as ugly as he is old. When he encounters young Sea-Cat wearing a beautiful, hand-knit seaweed suit, the king kidnaps the cat, demanding the little animal's clothing. Realizing that the outfit will never fit the huge king, the cat suggests asking his mother to knit a dragon-size creation. She does, and once the ruby-studded ensemble is complete, Dragon King no long feels hideous and ashamed of his appearance. It seems strange to find only black-and-white illustrations in a story that emphasizes color, but Tatcheva's line drawings capture the humor of the story and have solid child appeal. The choice of an easy-reader-size font also seems a bit odd for a tale with such complex language and syntax: "she sat down in her rocking chair and knitted and embroidered everything into a closely fitting, elegantly tailored, wonderfully complicated, waterproof, decorative, scintillating cat suit." This short novella won't be every child's cup of tea, but young fantasy buffs should like it. --Kay Weisman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Cats -- Fiction.
Dragons -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Bloomsbury Children's Books,2002
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Contributors Tatcheva, Eva.
Language English
Description 93 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 1582347689 (alk. paper)
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