Little Cat's Luck
Little Cat's Luck

Little Cat's Luck

Written by Marion Dane Bauer & illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell
8 - 12
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Feb 9, 2016
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From Newbery Honoree Marion Dane Bauer comes a heartwarming novel in verse that’s a companion to the “wholly satisfying” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) Little Dog, Lost. When an indoor calico cat named Patches spots a golden autumn leaf fluttering past her window, she can’t help but venture outside to chase it. But soon, Patches feels something tugging at her, telling her to find a special place–one she won’t know until she sees it. Why must she go on this search? She doesn’t know yet. Along the way, Patches finds herself in dire circumstances, but with the help of the other neighborhood animals, she faces off against the scariest dog in town and continues on her journey to her special place. Beautifully told in verse and accompanied by adorable illustrations by Jennifer A. Bell, this heartwarming novel from Newberry Honor–winner, Marion Dane Bauer, is a timeless, touching, and fulfilling story about finding your way home.

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What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Little Cat was on a mission, but she didn't realize what it was until later in the story. Have you every started working toward a goal, and the end result turned out different than you expected?
  • Many animals joined together to help Little Cat. What would have happened if Little Cat didn't have their help, and how can we be like those helpful animals?


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Book Details

Publication Date
February 9, 2016
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Page Count
Words Per Page
Middle Grade
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
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Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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