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Reviews:
Amulet 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi
Arthur's New Puppy by Marc Brown
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Cat Dreams by Urusla K. Le Guin and S. D. Schindler (illustrator)
Clementina's Cactus by Ezra Jack Keats
Creepy Crawly Crime by Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman
Dinosaur Train by John Steven Gurney
Duma Key by Stephen King
Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia by Edgar Allan Poe and Gris Grimly
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight
Gravitation Volume 2 by Maki Murakami
Gunnerkrigg Court: Orientation by Tom Siddell
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House #16) by Mary Pope Osborne
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
Is it Just Me or is Everything Shit? by Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur
Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten by Nancy Carlson
Hip Cat by Jonathan London
Knuckleboom Loaders Load Logs by Joyce Slayton-Mitchell
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak
Muse and Reverie by Charles de Lint
The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint
No Mad by Sam Moffie
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
Pharaoh's Flowers by H. Nigel Hepper
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Private Eye by Albert E. Cowdrey
Return of the Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Salmon Doubts by Adam Sacks
The Shrinking of Treehorn by Florence Parry Heide
The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry
Snowfall by Jessie Thompson
Songwood by Marc Laidlaw
Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder
Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House #17) by Mary Pope Osborne
What Pete Ate from A to Z by Maira Kalman
When Cats Dream by Dav Pilkey

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for Cat Dreams

Cat Dreams  cover art (Link goes to Powells)Cat Dreams: 03/21/10

Sean and I were shopping for a birthday present and we happened to swing by the books section of Toys R Us. It's not a place we normally buy books but there was an autographed picture book by local science fiction author Ursula K Le Guin. That by itself was a win but the fact that it sported a calico cat it became a must have.

Like When Cats Dream, Cat Dreams focuses on what goes on in a cat's head when she curls up for her nap. The calico (who looks a great deal like our own Caligula cat) tired from playing lies down for a nap in bed (just like Caligula) and dreams.

But Ursula K. Le Guin has done dream worlds before and although Cat Dreams is not by any stretch of the word a science fiction book, it pulls from her experience in that genre. Her dream world involves mice rain, a world without dogs and fountains of kibbles and cream.

As anyone who had read Lathe of Heaven knows, the dream world isn't perfect. The little calico discovers that too. Fortunately for the calico, her dream world stays in the dream world.

S. D. Schindler, who did the illustrations for Le Guin's Catwings series also did the pictures for Cat Dreams.

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