THE MARBLE CAKE CAT by Marjorie & Carl Allen


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Small (5 x 7(apple)) in size and commonplace in concept, this is the story of a cat whose patterning--all ""chocolate and vanilla"" swirls--makes him unlike the others in his litter. His first owner, Farmer Winfield, deciding that he must be valuable as he's ""one of a kind,"" cages and plans to sell him; Mr. and Mrs. Crabtree just want to look at his ""special"" fur; the next lady (who calls him ""unique"") is friendlier, but her dog Willy wears him out (""Willy cared about him all right, but not as a cat""); and two children in a succeeding home play with him as a baby doll. Finally the cat meets Tommy, a little boy who ""cares about him as an ordinary cat""--what he's been wanting all along--and even gives him a name. But the story will be recognized as ordinary long before Tommy appears.

Pub Date: May 6th, 1977
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan