The Story of Mrs. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat

Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
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About The Book

Mrs. Lovewright was a chilly person. When it got night outside, she closed her door and made herself a fire; then she took off her shoes and put her feet up on the stool, and that's when Mrs. Lovewright knew that there was something and she didn't have it. "There's no being cozy without a cat," she said.
So here -- back in print -- is the story of Mrs. Lovewright and that cat, who would not and would not be cozy, from acclaimed author Lore Segal and Caldecott-winning artist Paul O. Zelinsky.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 2005)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689873270
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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"If fresh, imaginative writing and brilliantly animated pictures, all wonderfully syncopated, are the essence of an original picture book, then Mrs. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat is indeed a dazzling example."
-- Maurice Sendak

"Segal's telling is lyrical, remarkable; Zelinsky's illustrations are masterpieces of comic emotion."
--New York Daily News

"A brief, enchanting, alarming, and funny-profound children's book. Children in very large numbers will take to wonderful Purrless."
--New York Times Book Review

"Wonderfully idiosyncratic."
--Washington Post Book World

"Splendid...surprising...wistfully comic."
--Publishers Weekly

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