THE SNOW CAT by Dayal Kaur Khalsa


Age Range: 4 - 8
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 From the late author of such splendidly evocative books as Cowboy Dreams (1990, ALA Notable), a leisurely, folkloric story. Elsie, who lives in a lonely cabin, prays for a cat for company; God sends her a huge cat of snow. At first, she's careful to keep it outside, but eventually she yields to temptation, bringing it in by the fire; melting, it forms a cat-shaped pond where-- solitary again--she can skate or swim. The art here, done ``many years ago,'' exhibits the strong composition and bold color that later won Khalsa acclaim, but its style is quintessentially simple--a broad black line defining flat areas of color to created stylized forms. There's a quietly imaginative appeal here, but the book is mostly of interest to complete Khalsa's oeuvre. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-517-59183-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Crown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1992