Sunday, January 22, 2012
Cat-Face by Penny Hall
Edwina receives an unusual gift from her Uncle Jack. He is always bringing her gifts, but this one is special; a black jaguar head carved from wood all the way from Mexico. One morning Edwina wakes to discover that her jaguar can talk and has other has special powers as well. She discovers it was in fact carved in the likeness of the rain god's noble head. Edwina takes it to school, and unfortunately her precious cat-face mysteriously goes missing. It seems that Tilly Moon knows more about the jaguar than Edwina would like. This is a short novel of only nine chapters, each with their own ink illustrations by Margaret Power,and could easily be read in a couple of quiet reading sessions.