When they move 50 miles north into Canada, Papa decrees that Moses, Hannah's beloved cat, must stay behind: he ""would only...

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WILDERNESS CAT

When they move 50 miles north into Canada, Papa decrees that Moses, Hannah's beloved cat, must stay behind: he ""would only jump out [of the cart] and run away."" But next winter, with Papa off earning food and Mama and the younger children at the end of their provisions, Moses proves himself in the classic tradition by showing up with a snowshoe rabbit. Kinsey-Warnock (The Canada Geese Quilt, 1989, ALA Notable) brings authentic, well-selected details to her simple, graceful account, while, in the spirit of Renoir, Graham's lush, impressionistic paintings idealize the woodland frontier and winsome children. He's not always literally accurate (snowshoe rabbits aren't white in summer; some of these primeval trees are incredibly huge), but the art suits the warmly appealing story.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1992

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Cobblehill/Dutton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1992