Since Doug has always been a huge fan of Lloyd Alexander, he actually read it to me and the older kids many long years ago, but I didn’t recall much of the storyline until the girls jogged my memory.
They say their favorite part was how the main character “could smell and do a lot of cat things, like jumping over walls and chasing rats, even after he had been changed into a man.”
Both girls say they plan to read it aloud to their own children someday. But they “don’t know what other people would think about the book, since it has a wizard in it,” albeit a wizard who prefers “doing things like cooking the old-fashioned way, instead of using magic.”
If you aren’t familiar with this author, you are missing out! Should the cat-man story not appeal to you, check out some of our family’s other favorites by Lloyd Alexander. Click on the affiliate links below for more information about each title:
And we also love Lloyd Alexander’s picture book, The Fortune Tellers. I was hesitant to order that one because of the subject matter, but found it made a great teaching tool. And it’s very cleverly written with beautiful illustrations.
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