Author: Luis Sepulveda
Translator: Wang-mu Yoo
H/C | 163 pages | 223*152mm
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About This Book
It's migration time and as a mother gull dives into the water to catch a herring
she's caught in an oil slick! Thinking of the egg she is about to lay she
manages to extract herself and fly to the nearest port. Exhausted, she lands on
a balcony where Zorba the cat is sunning himself. Zorba wants to get help, but
the gull knows it's too late and she extracts three promises from him: 1) That
he won't eat the egg, 2) that he'll take care of the chick until it hatches, and
3) that he'll teach it to fly. Well the first two are hard enough, but the third
one is surely impossible. Isn't it?
Zorba, a fat black cat, anticipates lazing around while his owner vacations, but his life abruptly changes when a dying, oil-covered seagull lands on his balcony and makes Zorba promise to protect the egg she leaves behind, raise the chick, and teach it to fly. With the help of several quirky feline friends and a human, Zorba accomplishes each task--and discovers the joys of caring for someone other than himself. This graceful balance of humor and heart is an irresistible read. Characters are distinctively drawn and diverse: Lucky the chick who embraces her gifts and her unusual feline family; Einstein the cat who worships the encyclopedia; and, of course, Zorba, courageous and tender. Simple language sensitively conveys the characters and events; and themes embracing respect for the environment, family diversity, and compassion are effectively conveyed both through dramatic episodes and character-driven comedy. -- Shelle Rosenfeld
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