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Vendor: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Publication Date: 2013
In a forgotten small town, one girl and a hundred cats are about to do something spectacular
Applesap is a small town smack dab in the middle of New York state, and beyond that geographical oddity, there isnt much special about it. It has a dress shop, a run-down movie theater, and two old-fashioned drug stores: Jiggs and the Super Queen. But nobody goes to Jiggs. The roof is leaky, the seats are sticky, and the flies have built a kingdom around the soda fountain. Worst of all are the catshundreds of strays who wander in off the street to make the store their home. Jiggs is a place for creatures who want to hide from the world, and so it is perfect for Melba.
A shy young girl whos too timid to talk to other children, Melba makes Jiggs her home-away-from-home. As the old store nears bankruptcy, Melba comes up with a wild plan that will save the pharmacy, make Applesap famous, and change her life forever.
This ebook features a personal history by Janet Taylor Lisle including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the authors own collection.
Janet Taylor Lisle (b. 1947) is an author of childrens fiction. After growing up in Connecticut, Lisle graduated from Smith College and spent a year working for the volunteer group VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) before becoming a journalist. She found that she loved writing human interest and "slice of life" stories, and honed the skills for observation and dialogue that would later serve her in her fiction.
"An utterly original fantasy." The Horn Book
"This story has elements found in the most enduring works of childrens fiction: humor, inventiveness, and a message gently relayed." Booklist
"[A] gentle but rewarding story . . . not so much a cat fantasy as a novel of character development and growth." School Library Journal
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