Author: Meindert de Jong
|The Last Little Cat, written by Meindert DeJong, the 1954 Newbery award winner for The Wheel on the School, is a loving compassionate book perfect for the early reader. It's filled with simple limited vocabulary and repetitive text. The ideal book for 2nd - 4th grades, and younger children delight in having the story read to them over and over again.
The last little cat was born in a kennel, surrounded by dogs and dog cages and dog noises. The little cat was always half-cold and half-hungry - until the day it fell into the cage of the old, blind dog.
Then, for a while, the last little cat was warm, and the last little cat was well fed. But how could such a small cat know that barn doors are closed at night and that there are people in the world who do not want to help a helpless kitten.
The story of how the last little cat found a home, and not only a home, but the perfect home, again confirms Meindert DeJong's place among the finest writers of this or any day.
5.5 in x 8.5 in, 70 pages, illustrated, Perfect-bound softcover
Publisher: Whole Spirit Press
Age Range: Grades II-IV Waldorf
Series: Whole Spirit Education
Price per copy: $15.00