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Tapestry Cats Hardcover – 1 Apr 1992
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A full colour picture book in which a little princess, who never gets to say what she thinks, makes a wish on her birthday - the outcome startles the queen but pleases her daughter! Illustrated by Carol Morley.
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Instead of being a happy princess this young girl spent many lonely hours looking at the colorful tapestries that hung form the walls of the castle. The princess liked the tapestries because even though they were old and dusty with faded colors, they were full of knights in armor, unicorns, dolphins, mermaids, and, best of all, there are cats. One is a big golden tabby cat that the princess named Gold. The other is a silver-gray tabby cat she called Silver. The princess would pretend that Gold and Silver were her own cats and imagine all of the things that they could do together if only they were real. Then came her seventh birthday and her Fairy Godmother was invited by the Queen to the party. After receiving the new tiara, a necklace of rubies and other things she could care less about, the Princess was asked by her Fairy Godmother "And what would you like from me?"
Written by Ann Turnbull and illustrated with enchanting watercolors, "The Tapestry Cats" is a charming little story about how things work out for the best even if your mother always think she knows what is best for you (or your cats). There is also a nice little lesson about how important names can be in the real world. But I really like the quirky artwork, where people have little heads and delicate features while wearing large embroidered dresses. Then there are all those tapestries with the exotic looking animals. "The Tapestry Cats' should be a treat for most little girls, even if they are not princesses with mothers who know everything or are not yet allowed to have cats they can call their own.