The Cat with Seven Names

By Tony Johnston; Christine Davenier (Illustrator)
Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580893817, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 2013

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Description
In a busy urban neighborhood, six very different individuals who don't know each other have something in common: they all relish the companionship of a friendly cat that roams the area. From a librarian to a homeless war veteran to a little girl who's just moved in, this cat makes everyone's world a little brighter, a little less lonely.
Each neighbor is unaware of the cat's visits with everyone else, so he goes by many different names: Stuart Little, Dove, Placido--the cat answers to them all. Only when a near-accident threatens the cat does everyone learn his true identity and owner. In learning about each other, the people in the neighborhood come together as a community.
THE CAT WITH SEVEN NAMES is a heartfelt story that reflects the need and desire of all people to be a part of a community, to have a connection with someone or something--be it animal or human. Told from the perspective of each of the six neighbors, Tony Johnston introduces point of view to readers of all ages, while Christine Davenier's loose watercolor illustrations beautifully depict the diversity of the world around us.



About the Author
Tony Johnston is the award-winning author of more than 100 beloved children's books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up.

Christine Davenier lives in Paris. She has also illustrated the Very Fairy Princess books by actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.
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