Castaway Cats

Castaway Cats Cover

Castaway Cats

By Lisa Wheeler; Ponder Goembel (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Library Binding, 9780689862328, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2006

Description
A storm, a shipwreck,
an ongoing ocean,
then finally, finally
a deserted isle. . . .
Safety -- but wait
The fifteen swimmers
braving the waves
are, after all . . . kitties.
They are not into
"cooperating"
until, until
on this desert isle
they must.
Here,
from the creators
of the witty "Old Cricket,"
comes a wily, wise
saga of sogginess,
a feline fantasy
about drying off (elegantly),
shaping up (grumpily),
getting along (at last),
and loving it.


About the Author
Lisa Wheeler has written eighteen books for children, including "The Pet Project", illustrated by Zachariah OHora, and the" "hilarious "Spinster Goose", illustrated by Sophie Blackall. She lives with her family in Addison, Michigan. Visit her online at LisaWheelerBooks.com.

Ponder Goembel has illustrated eight books, including two others by Lisa Wheeler, "Old Cricket", a "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year, and "Sailor Moo; A Basket Full of White Eggs", by Brian Swann; and "The Night Iguana Left Home", by Megan McDonald. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the 2005 floods threatened to wash away the nearly finished paintings for this book. Her Web site is www.pondergoembel.com.