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Catwings Return (1989)

by Ursula K. Le Guin

Other authors: S.D Schindler (Illustrator)

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Series: Catwings (2)

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Wishing to visit their mother, two winged cats leave their new country home to return to the city, where they discover a winged kitten in a building about to be demolished.

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Safe and happy in their new home James, Thelma, Harriet, and Roger have a longing to see their mother again. She had told them in Catwings to fly away from the city and find a better life. Thelma and Roger think their new owners would be worried if all of them left so only James and Harriet set off on the long journey. Once there they find their mother and a surprise!

Catwings are gentle stories and while they may lack the high degree of social insight one expects from Le Guin's work, they still offer something to children. The importance of cooperation, consideration of other people's feelings, charity, and perhaps a hint of criticism about living conditions in major cities.

As always, a delight.


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  ManWithAnAgenda | Feb 18, 2019 |
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  bgknighton | Jul 9, 2017 |
W liked the kitten Alexander, introduced here, and the fact that the older cats helped him out. I'm thinking this is a cuddlebug book for W, suggesting another aspect of stories which attract his attention. I think it helps that it's become his series of books on cats, rivalling his sister's interest in Warriors. We've already checked out the next Catwings. ( )
  elenchus | Oct 6, 2016 |
The Catwings – four sibling cats with wings – love the home they found in the country at Overhill Farm, where they are cared for by children Hank and Susan. However, they miss their mother in the city they left behind. Two siblings, James and Harriet, decide to visit their mother in the city. They're surprised by changes that have taken place since they left, and by their discovery of a black kitten...with wings just like theirs. Readers who fell in love with the Catwings in their first appearance will enjoy their further adventures. This book doesn't stand as well on its own as do the other books in the series. It seems to serve a dual purpose of sequel to the first book and setting the stage for the next two books in the series. ( )
  cbl_tn | Jul 3, 2015 |
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Ursula K. Le Guinprimary authorall editionscalculated
Schindler, S.DIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Draghi, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Early on a rainy morning, Hank and Susan came over the hill at Overhill Farm to the old hay barn.
The men went away. The machines sat waiting, more quietly even than the cats, but much more stupidly.
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