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Sunday 17 September 2017

Review: Further Adventures of Pelle No-Tail: Book 2

It’s spring. Dog violets, blue and white anemones and Star of Bethlehem are in bloom. Birgitta makes a posy for Pelle and clips it to his collar. The posy is all that the wicked cat Mans needs to stir up the cat gang against Pelle once more. His modus operandi is pretending to be friendly towards Pelle to draw him out.

Pelle, having lost his tail to a rat when he was a kitten, brushes aside the continuous ridicule the wicked trickster Mans metes out.

Now living in the city with a loving family and his adoring Birgitta, Pelle accepts what he can’t change, and confidently tries to get along with all the cats he meets.  He is optimistic and friendly, and interested in everything and everyone, regardless of their differences or peculiarities.

Pelle is constantly drawn into new adventures that seem to come thick and fast. He wants to be part of it all. He joins the Combined Cats Community Choir, enters a quiz not knowing it’s rigged by Mans, participates in a masquerade ball, and is taken by two boys as a ship’s cat to a desert island and left there.

How will he return? Will he ever see his Birgitta again?

Full of interesting animal characters that are able to communicate with each other, this is the first English translation of this uplifting and popular Swedish classic series. It will surely and quickly become a favourite with young readers. The attitude of this adorable cat is a prime example of how life can be enriched by acceptance, forgiveness, and the enjoyment of each day.

Pelle No-Tail Pulls Through is the next book in the series. Read all about Pelle No-Tail: Book 1, here.

Title: Further Adventures of Pelle No-Tail: Book 2
Author: Gosta Knutsson
Illustrator: Lovisa Lesse
Publisher: Piccolo Nero, $14.99
Publication Date: 17 July 2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781863959391
For ages: 6+
Type: Junior Fiction