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My nine lives : by Clio

by Priceman, Marjorie.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books qj Fic Priceman
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What a discovery! A remarkable book has been found -- the journal of a cat. Written between 3,000 B.C. and the present, this "first-feline" account by one Clio records her nine extraordinary lives, and contains information...that could rewrite history. How fascinating to read, in Clio's own words, the story behind her naming of the constellations. How charming to see miniature self-portraits illustrating her ingenious invention of the alphabet. How beguiling to hear her description of making the Mona Lisa (clearly a cat aficionado) smile. And there's so much more! Discovered under a dusty couch by Clio's current owner, here is a startling document sure to astound historians, cat lovers, and children alike.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-6. Who'd have thought one cat could have accomplished so history-changing much, even in the space of nine lives? Meet Clio, who shares the scoop on her accomplishments in nine different incarnations, starting with Mesopotamia, where the cat names the constellations over dinner. Next stop: China in 1500 B.C. Clio's contribution this time is to become the first clock (OK, feline sundial). In subsequent lives the polymath puss will invent the alphabet, bring a smile to the face of a dour Mona Lisa, and--well, you get the idea. All these doings are recorded in the pages of what its publisher presents (with tongue cemented firmly in cheek) as Clio's own self-illustrated journal that somehow has survived the centuries. It's a pleasant--though occasionally arch--conceit, and Priceman's hand-lettered text and illustrations rendered in various period-appropriate styles are engaging and witty. However, the appeal here is more to adults than to young readers. --Michael Cart"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Priceman's feline alter ego gives readers an account of her accomplishments throughout all of her lives, from Mesopotamia in 3000 B.C. to 1913 New Orleans. In a starred review, PW wrote, "This beguiling spoof is the cat's meow." All ages. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cats -- Fiction.
World history -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,1998
Language English
Notes "An Anne Schwartz book."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0689811357 (alk. paper)
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