SIRI THE CONQUISTADOR by Mary Stolz
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SIRI THE CONQUISTADOR

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A nose is a ""snuffling, snooping horror""; a cat's arched back, ""a hump of doom"", the storeroom of Benn's Delicatessen, ""a heaven of odor and taste and security"", in this tale about the two philosophical mice of Belling the Tiger (1961, p. 326, J-134). In this case, the conversations between Siri, the cat-in-residence and Asa and Rambo, the mice, concern Rowdy, a visiting dog-- who is always preceded by the aforementioned nose--, and Maximillian, another canine who is to be a permanent dweller at Benn's. The cat and mice lay plans to coexist, and all ends well when they discover that Maximillian is only a tiny morsel of a dog. The detailed pen and ink drawings constitute a sophisticated, highly enjoyable book.

Pub Date: Feb. 13th, 1963
Publisher: Harper & Row