THE TAPESTRY CATS by Ann Turnbull

THE TAPESTRY CATS

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The princess has no playmates; worse, her mother answers every question for her. Still, she amuses herself with the castle's faded tapestries, which depict wonderful animals-- especially a golden tabby she calls Gold (``a lazy, friendly cat, as warm as honey and as heavy as sleep'') and another she names Silver (``as secret as moonlight and as quick as thought''). When her Fairy Godmother offers a wish for her seventh birthday, the Queen replies, ``Gold and silver. That's what she wants.'' ``Yes!'' cries the delighted princess and--with a conspiratorial wink--the Godmother complies. The two cats come to life; the princess eventually learns to ``speak up for herself.'' Morley's stylized, decorative art has an appropriately flat, tapestry-like appearance enlivened with calligraphic details such as the princess's flying hair. A couple of gutters are unfortunately placed; otherwise, an attractive setting for an unusually amiable tale, told with a pleasing poetic lilt. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-316-85626-6
Page count: 26pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1992




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