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The Cat and the Wizard by Dennis Lee and Gillian Johnson.

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Title: The Cat and the Wizard.
Author: Dennis Lee.
Illustrated by: Gillian Johnson.
Genre: Fiction, picture book, poetry, children's lit,
Country: Canada.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 2001.
Summary: No one needs a wizard and his old bag of tricks - until the day he meets a black cat with a spiffy hat and a lonely heart. Together they retire to Casa Loma for a merry party that lasts until the crack of dawn.

My rating: 7.5/10.
My Review:


But nobody nowadays
Welcomes a wizard:
They'll take in a spaniel,
Make room for a lizard --
But show them a conjurer
Still on the ball,
And nobody wants him
Or needs him at all.


But a cat is a cat
In a castle or no,
And people are people
Wherever you go.


♥ The wizard's snore
Is rather weird;
The cat is snuggled
In his beard --

Dreaming of tuna fish
End to end,
And rabbits, and having
A brand-new friend.

♥ And in the corner,
If you peer,
Two other figures
May appear.

One is dressed
In a spiffy hat:
The queen of the castle,
The jet-black cat.

The other's a wizard
Of high degree.
The wizard is grinning.
The wizard is me.
Tags: 1st-person narrative, 2000s, 21st century - fiction, 21st century - poetry, animals (fiction), canadian - fiction, canadian - poetry, children's lit, fiction, picture books, poetry
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