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How the Cat Swallowed Thunder

by Lloyd Alexander

Other authors: Judith Bryon Schachner (Illustrator), Judith Byron Schachner (Illustrator)

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a cat is in charge of a bunch of chores, he ends up messing up all the chores and tries to fix it. eventually the mother comes back and the house is gorgeous.
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  TUCC | Aug 5, 2016 |
Very cute story about a cat that gets into all kinds of mischief while Mother Holly is away. This story would be good to retell because there is lots fo actions, characters, and colorful language. This book was found in the E section at Statham Public Library.
  lhendrix9983 | Jul 7, 2012 |
This folktale is all about how the cat got it's purr. It tells of a cat who was told by his owner Mother Holly to clean up the cottage while she is out. The cat gets into all kinds of mischief in the process using magical items to help him clean up the messes he makes while trying to attend to his tasks. At the end of it all, he swallows magical popcorn and develops his purr.

This was a very cute story that is sure to hold the interest of any child. ( )
  AnneBaron | Nov 26, 2010 |
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Mother Holly is tired of Cat's rascally ways. When going out one day, she tells him she doesn't want to see one thing out of place in the house upon her return. Quicker than a cat can pounce, he is in trouble. One mishap leads to another and another. For, unbeknownst to the cat, Mother Holly is no ordinary granny. Her watering can produces spring showers, her bellows bring on the wind, and her popping corn makes thunder. Even when one tiny kernel is swallowed by the cat, it continues to rumble softly in his throat.

There is a lot of magic here--not only in Mother Holly's objects but also in Alexander's tart, pithy prose and Schachner's hilarious illustrations. Readers will join Mother Holly in slipping under the spell of that irresistible purring.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:28 -0400)

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Warned not to get into his usual mischief, Mother Holly's cat tries to tidy up all the mess he has made while she is away.

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