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The cat who came in off the roof

by Schmidt, Annie M. G.,

Format: Book on CD 2016
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Audio Visual j CD BOOK SCH
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Audio Visual
Call Number  j CD BOOK SCH
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j CD SCHMIDT
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
Call Number  j CD SCHMIDT
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Audiovisual j CD SCHMIDT [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  j CD SCHMIDT [B-O-CD]
Western Allegheny Community Library Middle Grade Audio Visual MG CDBOOK SCHMIDT
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Middle Grade Audio Visual

A charming Dutch classic that withstands the test of time worldwide and will appeal to readers young and old--and dog and cat lovers alike

"A charming, refreshing, and funny treat." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Shy reporter Mr. Tibble is close to losing his job because he only writes about cats. But when an act of kindness brings him into contact with the unusual Miss Minou, his luck suddenly begins to change.

Minou provides Tibble with juicy news. But it's who is giving her the gossip that's newsworthy. Minou claims that the tips come from her local feline friends, who are the eyes and ears of the neighborhood. Tibble is appreciative but can't help wondering: How could this be? And why is Minou so terrified of dogs and so skilled at climbing trees and rooftops?

It's almost as if she's a cat herself.


"Schmidt raises questions about what it is to be human, what it is to be a cat . . . and what it means to accept someone for who she is." -- Shelf Awareness, Starred

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this delightful fantasy, Tibble, a shy newspaper reporter, is about to lose his first job for submitting articles about cats and nothing else. Then in from Tibble's roof leaps Minou, a charming ginger-haired young lady whose oddly cattish habits purring, rubbing her head on the fish-seller's arm, and pouncing on mice make sense when readers discover that, until recently, she was a cat. Through Minou's vast network of feline friends all over town, she is able to feed Tibble a steady stream of news tidbits that save his job and boost his position at the paper, until the cats uncover some scandalous facts about the head of the animal welfare association. Will Tibble lose his job for reporting the truth? Will Minou ever turn back into a cat? The book will have young readers suspending disbelief and flipping pages to get to the end. Finely translated by Colmer, this Dutch import is considered something of a children's classic in Holland, and it's easy to see why.--Zeitlin Cooke, Ariel Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This story is delightfully quirky, with touches of madcap action, and narrator Kellgren is perfectly matched to the tale. Mr. Tibble is a newspaper reporter who only writes about cats. His editor tells Tibble he needs to begin reporting some harder news to keep his job. Enter Minou, a woman who confides in Mr. Tibble that she used to be a cat. After a dog chases Minou up a tree, and Tibble helps her down, Minou begins living in Tibble's spare room. In exchange for housing, Minou begins a "cat press agency," enlisting local cats to feed her scoops that Tibble turns into hard-hitting articles. Cats in town overhear all kinds of things; no one ever notices if a cat is in the room while a secret meeting is going on. Kellgren sounds as though she's having a delightful time. She gives Minou a breathless innocence. Tibble, with his nasal voice, often sounds overwhelmed, and the villains are haughty and speak with tight throats. The cats are a wonderful variety of English accents from Yorkshire to Cockney to upper-crust London. Best of all, Kellgren adds meows and hissing into the mix. The story is wonderfully gentle and silly; even parents will enjoy listening. Ages 10-up. A Delacorte hardcover. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Cats -- Juvenile fiction.
Reporters and reporting -- Juvenile fiction.
Shapeshifting -- Juvenile fiction.
Cats -- Fiction.
Reporters and reporting -- Fiction.
Shapeshifting -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Minoes.
Contributors Colmer, David, 1960- translator.
Kellgren, Katherine, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Katherine Kellgren.
Audience 7-8.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact discs.
Description 4 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780147520999
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