Mrs. Katz and Tush

By Patricia Polacco
(Doubleday Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780553081220, 32pp.)

Publication Date: February 10, 2009

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In this special Passover story, Larnel Moore, ayoung African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, anelderly Jewish woman, develop an unusual friendshipthrough their mutual concern for an abandoned catnamed Tush. Together they explore the common themesof suffering and triumph in each of their cultures.

About the Author
Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children's books, including "The Keeping Quilt", "The Blessing Cup", "Fiona's Lace", "The Trees of the Dancing Goats", "Babushka's Doll", and "My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother". She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at and follow her on Facebook.

Praise For Mrs. Katz and Tush

"Polacco's bright double-spread watercolor paintings are elemental picture of human family."--Booklist.

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