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Opera Cat

Tess Weaver, Andréa Wesson (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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From a brand-new author-illustrator team comes a humorous, heartwarming story about a special relationship between a cat and her owner. Alma the cat lives with Madame SoSo, an opera diva. When Madame rehearses, Alma softly sings along. Madame doesn’t know Alma’s secret—in fact, she doesn’t pay Alma much attention at all. But on the night of the big performance, Madame comes down with laryngitis . . . and at last Alma is given a chance to prove she is no ordinary animal. Accompanied by vivid, detail-filled illustrations, this story will resonate with anyone—feline or human—who has ever longed for a moment in the spotlight.

Praise For Opera Cat

"The softly rendered watercolors admirably tell the tale. Alma, singing her little heart out…is delightful. Children will be charmed." School Library Journal

"A gentle comedy with lots of life, deftly drawn through detailed settings. Bold…alive with action for keen-eyed kids. Bravissima!" Kirkus Reviews

Clarion Books, 9780618096350, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2002

About the Author

Tess Weaver is the author of Opera Cat and Cat Jumped In! She lives in Iowa City, Iowa. For more information visit