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Street cat that follows the star to find the king

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1karynebailey
Dec 26, 2017, 8:57pm Top

I have a customer who is looking for a book she was read as a child, so it's probably from the 60s or 70s.
It was about a black street cat who saw a star.
He convinced all the other cats to start a convoy and follow the star to go find the new king.
It's a Christmas book... but we can't seem to find the title or who it is by.

It has a picture of a black cat on the cover.

Anyone know about this book??

Thank-you in advanced for any assistance you can provide.

22wonderY
Dec 27, 2017, 10:11am Top

Spent some time looking, and all I've come up with is The Witness, and that's not it.

May keep poking at this, as I love the odd nativity stories.

3MyriadBooks
Dec 28, 2017, 3:03pm Top

Three Wise Cats comes up in my searching, but that's a recent publication.

4BretHalford
Dec 31, 2017, 1:57am Top

Perhaps The Cat Who Knew the Meaning of Christmas (1972)? There is a scanned copy including cover art (which does show a black cat) available on Archive.org https://archive.org/details/catwhoknewmean00grem

5BretHalford
Edited: Dec 31, 2017, 2:07am Top

The Christmas Cat by Holland (1987) seems an even better match. https://archive.org/details/christmascat00holl

62wonderY
Jan 6, 2:06pm Top

Three Wise Cats is a chapter book. The cover features all three, two of whom are black.

72wonderY
Jan 10, 8:54am Top

I borrowed The Christmas Cat (1987). It is indeed a street cat who makes his way to the nativity stable, but his companions are a stray dog and a donkey.

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