Mrs. Katz and Tush /

by Polacco, Patricia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Reading rainbow book. Publisher: New York : Dell Dragonfly Books, 1994Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0440409365 :; 9780440409366; 9781442024168; 144202416X.Title notes: $15.99 4/1/2010 (hm)Subject(s): Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Jews -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Cats -- Juvenile fictionSummary: A long-lasting friendship develops between Larnel, a young African-American, and Mrs. Katz, a lonely Jewish widow, when Larnel presents Mrs. Katz with a scrawny kitten without a tail.
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Friends from different backgrounds come together in a heartwarming picture book that is perfect for Passover, from beloved children's book author Patricia Polacco! <br> <br> 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.

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Reprint. Originally published: New York : Bantam Books, 1992.

A long-lasting friendship develops between Larnel, a young African-American, and Mrs. Katz, a lonely Jewish widow, when Larnel presents Mrs. Katz with a scrawny kitten without a tail.

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An African-American boy gets to know his neighbor, an elderly Jewish widow, when he gives her a kitten to adopt. As they spend more time together, Mrs. Katz teaches Larnel about Jewish holidays and customs and about the Jewish experience of slavery and freedom. Polacco's skillful art illustrates a warm story of an unusual friendship. From HORN BOOK 1992, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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