GRIMALKIN'S TALES by Stella; Judy Gardiner & Mark Ronson Whitelaw


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Three British writers with mostly intriguing stories in which cats play a major role. Outstanding here is the work of Gardiner. ""In My Grandmother's House"" delicately explores the relationship between a convalescing young girl and Katinka, a cat with a mind of her own. ""The Bad Luck Cat"" uses recent history for its chilling conclusion, and ""Gershwin"" illuminates with gentle irony the barren marriage of aging, ex-bandleader Laddy Silver. Also: Ronson's ""Tico"" is a wonderful amalgam of sci-fi, adventure and espionage. His ""Samkin"" is a gripping tale of 17th-century witchcraft. And ""The Cat Who Could Fly"" is Whitelaw's best contribution, telling the saga of flying Leopold, his unloving family, and how he finds the perfect home with sailor Mike. Imaginative, well-crafted stories--fun to read even for those unenamored of the species.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1985
Publisher: St. Martin's