ORLANDO'S HOME LIFE by Kathleen Hale


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British Orlando, the Marmalade Cat, his dear wife Grace, and the family, have a contented American following, although we are beginning to wax lukewarm about these elaborate passion. We do prefer fictional cats and hens to be first cat-like and hen-like, and although Henrietta (see P. 291) in interested primarily in scratching, and egg laying, these patricians are more concerned with the theatre, creative arts and the city life, rather than with the refinements of mouse catching, napping and fish. However, no cat lover will protect against the author's illustrations in color of the lordly cats and wiry kittenn. Off the well-brodden path of animal stories.

Publisher: Coward-McCann