The Dancing Cats of Applesap - eBook
Illustrated By: Joelle Shefts
The Dancing Cats of Applesap - eBook  -     By: Janet Taylor Lisle
    Illustrated By: Joelle Shefts
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Illustrated By: Joelle Shefts
Open Road Media Teen & Tween / 2013 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781453271797
ISBN-13: 9781453271797

Publisher's Description

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 isn’t 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 cats—hundreds 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 who’s 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 author’s own collection.

Author Bio

Janet Taylor Lisle (b. 1947) is an author of children’s 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.
 
Lisle took a fiction writing course in 1981, and then submitted a manuscript to Richard Jackson, a children’s book editor at Bradbury Press who was impressed with her storytelling. Working with Jackson, Lisle published her first novel, The Dancing Cats of Applesap, in 1984. Since then she has written more than a dozen books for young readers, including The Great Dimpole Oak (1987) and Afternoon of the Elves (1989), which won a Newbery Honor. Her most recent novel is Highway Cats (2008).     

Editorial Reviews

"An utterly original fantasy." —The Horn Book
 
"This story has elements found in the most enduring works of children’s 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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