PUSSY WILLOW by Margaret Wise Brown

PUSSY WILLOW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Enchanting Leonard Weisgard pictures splashed in rich full color all over the double spreads, and a story that reads quite delightfully as a round the season pattern of growing things --this should prove a special Easter item, and a good all year round gift item. The idea of the slender thread of story is an original one. A tiny kitten that doesn't grow any bigger and that doesn't seem to have any family is sure he's kin to the pussywillows. He was born into a Spring world -- and then suddenly the pussywillows disappeared. And he looked until he found them again -- a whole year later.... Purists (and this includes many small inquiring minds) will be bothered by the lonesomeness of the kitten and his not growing. Even his relief when he finds his pussywillows again-just where they'd been before- isn't enough quite to offset the sadness of disappointment in the months between. On an adult level the book has great appeal.
Pub Date: June 15th, 1952
ISBN: 0307160696
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1952




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