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Mar 01, 1994
| ISBN 9780440409366
| 3-7 years
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Jun 25, 2014
| ISBN 9780307983343
| 4-8 years
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Mar 01, 1994 | ISBN 9780440409366 | 3-7 years
Jun 25, 2014 | ISBN 9780307983343 | 4-8 years
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.
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.
PATRICIA POLACCO is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator with over 100 beloved and award-winning books to her credit, including Just Plain Fancy; Mrs. Katz and Tush; The Keeping Quilt; Pink and Say; The Blessing Cup; Chicken Sunday; and Thank You, Mr. Falker. She resides in Michigan. Learn more about… More about Patricia Polacco
"Polacco’s bright double-spread watercolor paintings are exuberant…an elemental picture of human family."—Booklist.An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.
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