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Mrs. Katz and Tush

Patricia Polacco


List Price: 7.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (3/1/1994)
Library Binding (2/10/2009)
Prebound (3/1/1994)
Hardcover (2/10/2009)


Friends from different backgrounds come together in a heartwarming picture book that is perfect for Passover, from beloved children's book author Patricia Polacco!

Larnel doesn't know his neighbor, Mrs. Katz, very well, until he asks her to adopt an abandoned kitten. Mrs. Katz agrees on one condition: that Larnel helps her take care of the kitten she names Tush. When Larnel starts spending more and more time with Mrs. Katz to help with Tush, Mrs. Katz tells him stories about coming to America from Poland and about the good times she spent with her late husband. As Larnel grows to love Mrs. Katz, he also learns about the common themes of hardship and triumph in each of their cultures.

Praise For Mrs. Katz and Tush

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

An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.

Dragonfly Books, 9780440409366, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1994

About the Author

PATRICIA POLACCO is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator with over 115 beloved and award-winning books to her credit, including The Keeping QuiltPink and SayThe Blessing CupChicken Sunday, and Thank You, Mr. Falker. She resides in Michigan. Learn more about her work at