City Cat

by Kate Banks; illustrated by Lauren Castillo

Frances Foster Books

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A plucky stray cat takes a Grand Tour in Kate Banks' story of a family on a European vacation. As the family travels from one city to the next, the cat finds its own means--by bus, boat, train, truck, and bike--to tag along on the trip, visiting historic landmarks like Buckingham Palace and the Cathedral of Notre Dame along the way. Readers will pore over the spreads to find  where City Cat is hiding in each city, and detailed backmatter explains the history behind the sites in each locale.

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"Castillo takes no shortcuts, drafting each city’s distinctive architecture in soft, pleasing lines. Though there are parallels with Banks’s The Cat Who Walked Across France, this feline isn’t trying to get home; she’s happy to wander Europe’s plazas and cathedral squares, and to have readers trail along."--Publishers Weekly
 
"A black cat serves as European tour guide for child readers in this offering from Banks and Castillo. . . A lovely... feline journey." - Kirkus

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‘City Cat’ and ‘Emma in Paris’ - NYTimes.com
In two new picture books, animals flit from place to place, enjoying the best views without ever having to wait in line.
- The New York Times


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About the Author

by Kate Banks; illustrated by Lauren Castillo

Kate Banks is the author of many acclaimed books for children, including the Boston Globe Horn Book award winner And if the Moon Could Talk. She lives in the South of France with her husband and two sons. Lauren Castillo is the author and/or illustrator of many books for children, including Alfie Runs Away by Ken Cadow. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.  A Frances Foster Book

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City Cat
by Kate Banks; illustrated by Lauren Castillo

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Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Frances Foster Books
November 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374313210
ISBN10: 0374313210
Picture Book
10 x 9 inches, 48 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 3 to 7
Grade Range: p to 2
$17.99
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