Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed

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Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed
Written by Lesléa Newman
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 076366555X
ISBN-13: 9780763665555
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Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed

author: Lesléa Newman
illustrator: Amy June Bates

Moshe Cotel was a composer who lived in a noisy building on a noisy street in a noisy city. But Moshe didn’t mind. Everything he heard was music to his ears. One day, while out for a walk, he heard a small, sad sound that he’d never heard before. It was a tiny kitten! “Come on, little Ketzel,” Moshe said, “I will take you home and we will make beautiful music together.” And they did—in a most surprising way. Inspired by a true story, Lesléa Newman and Amy June Bates craft an engaging tale of a creative man and the beloved cat who brings unexpected sweet notes his way.

A 2016 Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award Winner

A kitten’s stroll down a keyboard leads to a celebrated one-minute composition in this charming portrait of a remarkable true friendship.
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 10 5/8" x 9 1/4"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Religious; Animals; Music; Religion;
author’s comments:
Lesléa Newman is the author of more than sixty books for readers of all ages, including The Best Cat in the World, illustrated by Ronald Himler, and Hachiko Waits, illustrated by Machiyo Kodaira, and October Mourning, a Stonewall Honor Book. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
illustrator’s comments:
Amy June Bates has illustrated more than forty books for children, including Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan and The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest. Her work has been honored by the Society of Illustrators. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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