Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (Orchard Paperbacks)

by Ursula K. Le Guin

Paperback, 1999



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Orchard Books (1999), 41 pages


After being rescued by a flying cat, Alexander the cat decides to make good on a promise to do wonderful things.



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41 p.; 5 inches

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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Alexander the kitten leaves home in search of adventure and finds himself stuck up in a tree with no way to get down. Jane, the littlest Catwing, helps him, and the two become friends as he comes to live with them. Eventually he reconnects with his family, but still gets to stay with the Catwings.
LibraryThing member jjmcgaffey
A lovely little story. Alexander is an idiot, in the way of (approximately) teenage boys/kittens - but he's not quite so full of himself as to completely fail to notice that he's been rescued, and be grateful for it. And the way he solved Jane's problem, by noticing that she also needed rescuing,
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is lovely. I'd never seen any of the Catwings books before - now I want to read all of them.
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LibraryThing member cbl_tn
Alexander Furby is a wonderful kitten. Everyone says so. He thinks of himself as Wonderful Alexander. When it seems that he's done everything there is to do within the grounds of his country home, he sneaks off one night to see the world. The world is much scarier than he anticipated. When he finds
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himself in a difficult situation he can't handle on his own, fortunately a cat – with wings! - comes to his rescue. This is my favorite book in the Catwings series. Alexander's predicament will help children develop a healthy sense of self-worth. Through Alexander, children will learn that it's OK to accept help from others when you're in over your head, and it's good to use your strengths to help others.
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LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
A little more intense than the first. Perfect series for young female reluctant readers.
LibraryThing member elenchus
Alexander doesn't have wings, and imagines himself a brave adventurer, unlike his sibs. Off he goes, to be helped by Jane. Interesting that Jane ends up in a parallel situation in the next book. It kept W's attention, and he recalled aspects of previous books when reading this one, but I don't see
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it as a re-read.
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