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Mrs. Katz and Tush

Patricia Polacco


List Price: 16.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/1994)
Prebound (3/1/1994)
Library Binding (2/10/2009)
Prebound (3/1/1994)


In this special Passover story, Larnel Moore, a young African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, an elderly Jewish woman, develop an unusual friendship through their mutual concern for an abandoned cat named Tush. Together they explore the common themes of suffering 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."--Booklist.

An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 9780553081220, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 10, 2009

About the Author

Patricia Polacco is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator with over 115 books to her credit, including The Keeping Quilt, Pink and Say, and The Blessing Cup. In addition to her many beloved and award-winning titles, Patricia holds an M.F.A. and a Ph. D. in art history. She currently resides in Michigan.