Scat! Scram! Stay out! That’s all Bootsie the stray cat hears when she tries to find a place she can call home. But then she meets Meg, a laundry maid at the nearby castle, who knows that a pet is exactly what the royal family needs. Everyone agrees, except one spiteful fairy. Bootsie falls under her spell and into a deep, deep sleep. Will Meg figure out how to break the magical spell? The engaging characters and easy-to-follow plot makes this furry fairy tale just right for children who are starting to read on their own.
Maribeth Boelts is the author of more than 20 books for children, including the Step into Reading titles Dogerella and Sleeping Bootsie. She lives in Iowa with her husband, their three children, and several pets. Visit her online at MaribethBoelts.com.