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Baker & Taylor
Four young cats with wings leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live, finally meeting two children with kind hands.

& Taylor

When Mrs. Jane Tabby's four kittens sprout wings and fly off, they head for a country life where there is plenty to eat and the unkind city humans are absent, but they soon discover the country holds threats as well

Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, c1988
ISBN: 9780531083598
Characteristics: [40] p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Schindler, S. D.


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Jul 15, 2018

Here is something special for cat lovers: a book about winged kittens! Though the book is a short, quick read, Ursula Le Guin's nuanced writing and sophisticated vocabulary elevate it far above ordinary "beginner chapter books." The delicate illustrations are lovely and add a lot to the book. All the members of our family, young and old, loved this one.

Jul 11, 2018

This book ages surprisingly well. I guess I should expect no less from Le Guin, but still, I'm glad that my poor little heart, which has never given up on the dream of being a cat with wings, can re-read this book and be delighted, still, in 2018.

May 23, 2018

Catwings is very unrealistic, in a good way. When the cats with wings leave, it's not very dramatic, and not very regular. Also the creatures in this book can talk and when they talk, they use emotion.

SPPL_Kristen Mar 14, 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin wrote a story about cats. A story about cats with wings. 'Nuff said.

DBRL_KatieL Apr 28, 2017

A cute little book about four kittens who are born with wings. They start life in the city, but when that becomes dangerous their mother sends them off to find better living conditions. Luckily they know how to fly, though they have never spent much time in the air. There isn't much rising action, or fear for the characters, so this would be a good book for a reader who wants a chapter book, but not one that will scare them. This one is the first in a series of four books.

Dec 01, 2015

All of the catwings tales were highly enjoyable. I was particularly amused by the offense the critters cats hunt took to find cats with wings chasing them.

Oct 04, 2013

Mrs. Jane Tabby has delivered four kittens with wings and what wonderful adventures these four have! This is such a fun fantasy for children in Grade 3-4 to read. Sweetly illustrated by S. D. Schindler. I wish I had a cat with wings.

HanakoGal Dec 10, 2012

As children my siblings and I would pretend to be cats with wings; little did we know that there was a book out there all about those very creatures. This was a sweet and charming book. The story was interesting and fun. The illustrations are wonderful and I went back to look at them again and again.

Nov 14, 2012

me too lol i love these books they're just so CUTE!!

Mar 12, 2012

omg i used to readt hese all the time love love love!

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