When a deadly snake bites Lillian as she sleeps under a tree far from home, the cats of Tanglewood forest unite to save her. Lillian’s life is saved but she is transformed into a kitten. So the adventure begins: with Old Mother possum who is part-human, part-possum; a talking fox with a guilty past; Aunt Nancy, who has been old for longer than anyone has been alive and the Bear People.
Will Lillian find a way to become a little girl again? What is the cost if she does? The Cats of Tanglewood Forest is a perfect bedtime story but be careful where you stop reading. There are some scary bits.
Title: The Cats of Tanglewood Forest
Author: Charles de Lint
Illustrator: Charles Vess
Publisher: Little, Brown $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: 2013
For ages: 7+
Type: Junior Fiction