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WON TON – A CAT TALE TOLD IN HAIKU by Lee Wardlaw

Posted in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all)

SOME CAT

A cat poet’s tale.

Haiku style. Rescue. Joy.

Adopted. Loved. Named.

 

Nitty Gritty:

Middle grade

Verse novel – all haikus

First person POV from the perspective of a cat

Humorous fiction

Strong story arc – from abandonment to adoption to integration

Beginning:  lonely in the cat shelter

Middle: moving in with a new family

End: new name – Haiku

Cat spunk and cat perspective of a young boy new owner/friend

Strong images

Distinctive voice

Cat specific terms

Short and simple

Twist ending (name) gives meaning and reason to style of book itself