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The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

In this whimsical, original folktale, written and illustrated throughout in vibrant full color by two celebrated masters of modern fantasy, a young girl’s journey becomes an enchanting coming-of-age story about magic, friendship, and the courage to shape one’s own destiny.

Lillian Kindred spends her days exploring the Tanglewood Forest, a magical, rolling wilderness that she imagines to be full of fairies. The trouble is, Lillian has never seen a wisp of magic in her hills–until the day the cats of the forest save her life by transforming her into a kitten. Now she must set out on a perilous adventure that will lead her through untamed lands of fabled creates–from Old Mother Possum to the fearsome Bear People–to find a way to make things right.
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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore

On Sale: March 5th 2013

Price: $18 / $20 (CAD)

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9780316053570

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A 2013 New York Times Notable Children's Book
A New York Times Editors' Choice Book
A Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next List Pick
A Spring 2013 Parents' Choice Awards Approved Book
A 2014 Children's Book Committee of Bank Street College Outstanding Book
A 2014 Sunburst Award Shortlist Book
A 2014 Mississippi Magnolia Award
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* "De Lint zestfully combines the traditional and the original, the light and the dark, while Vess's luminous full color illustrations, simultaneously fluid and precise, capture Lillian's effervescent blend of determination and curiosity."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
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"Thoroughly delightful....Lillian Kindred is a first-rate heroine, brave and bright and kind....Bewitching and wonderful."—New York Times
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* "Has a wonderfully old-fashioned fable-like feel to it, imparting a message of 'be careful what you wish for' through beautifully descriptive, finely tuned prose that leaves no doubt about the lesson being taught, yet makes the learning of it a joy."—Quill & Quire, starred review
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"Sweetly magical.... A satisfyingly folkloric, old-fashioned-feeling fable."—Kirkus Reviews
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"Well suited as a charming read-aloud...[a] quiet, nature-rich fantasy....The pencil and colored ink illustrations are lush and evocative."
School Library Journal
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"The story's lyrical, folkloric style is well suited to a tale of magic and mystery."—Booklist
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