Scat! Scram! Stay out! That's all Bootsie the stray cat hears when she tries to find a place she can call home. But then she meets Meg, a laundry maid at the nearby castle, who knows that a pet is exactly what the royal family needs. Everyone agrees, except one spiteful fairy. Bootsie falls under her spell and into a deep, deep sleep. Will Meg figure out how to break the magical spell? The engaging characters and easy-to-follow plot makes this furry fairy tale just right for children who are starting to read on their own.
About the Author
Maribeth Boelts has written many picture books, including "Those Shoes, " which was a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor book. "The PS Brothers" is her first novel. She lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa. www.maribethboelts.com
Patricia Cantor was an award-winning illustrator and a teacher of art at California State University -- Fullerton and California State University -- Long Beach until her untimely death in 2012. She previously publishedSleeping Bootsie with Random House.