Christmas in July: The Christmas Cat
|The Christmas Cat by Efner Tudor Holmes, illustrated by Tasha Tudor. |
Crowell, 1976. Paperback reissue, HarperCollins, 2002.
I feel like Auntie Mame in the musical Mame. "Because we need a little Christmas, right this very minute." Because it's hot and muggy and buggy outside, and the whole world feels mean and crazy and violent.
So here's a little Christmas. And Tasha Tudor to boot!
Written by one of Tudor's daughters, this is the story of a little cat, freezing in the cold on Christmas Eve, and a nice little family, warm and snug in a house. The terrible snowstorm worries the little boys of the family. Will Santa be able to find them?
Then in the woods, an unusual Santa figure is taking care of the animals. Finding the kitty, he decides to gift it to two sweet little boys.
It's that simple. So try to enjoy my sad little photos, and may they inspire you to track down a copy of this lovely little book!
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