Captain is a very handsome cat who lives his quiet cat life in a lovely house by the river. He does all the ordinary sorts of cat things that other cats do--like eating and sleeping and washing and purring. But Captain also has a secret. . . .
Lush watercolor illustrations and a lyrical text are certain to enchant readers and cat lovers young and old in this classic--yet unexpectedly fresh--picture book.
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MADELEINE FLOYD is a celebrated British painter and illustrator who makes her Harcourt debut with Captain's Purr. She lives in London.
PreS-K. Floyd knows cats--how they stretch and walk, swish their tails, and wash their paws--and she knows just how to paint them in all their cat contortions. In a series of watercolor cameos of imposing, black-and-white Captain, and scenes of his homey cat kingdom, Floyd follows along as Captain does expected cat things during the day-- eating, sleeping, confidently roaming his yard. Then as the rest of his world sleeps, she watches Captain as he jumps aboard a boat, rows to meet his ladylove, and spoons beneath the stars. It's an unexpected combination of realism and fantasy, described simply in nondramatic language that allows the pictures to convey the surprise and the gentle comedy: "When Captain is not sleeping or washing or eating or rowing or holding paws with his sweetheart . . . he purrs, and he purrs, and he purrs." Not a must purchase, but a delight for cat lovers, young and old. Stephanie Zvirin
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Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0152049398
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110152049398
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