The Cats of Tanglewood Forest (Hardcover)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316053570, 304pp.
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
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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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Praise For The Cats of Tanglewood Forest…
A 2013 New York Times Notable Children's BookA New York Times Editors' Choice BookA Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next List PickA Spring 2013 Parents' Choice Awards Approved BookA 2014 Children's Book Committee of Bank Street College Outstanding Book
* "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
"Thoroughly delightful....Lillian Kindred is a first-rate heroine, brave and bright and kind....Bewitching and wonderful."—New York Times
* "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
"Sweetly magical.... A satisfyingly folkloric, old-fashioned-feeling fable."—Kirkus Reviews
"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
"The story's lyrical, folkloric style is well suited to a tale of magic and mystery."—Booklist