Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (Book #3)


Jane meets a new friend in this third book in legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin’s bestselling Catwings chapter book series, now with a new look!

Fluffy, orange Alexander is the oldest, biggest, loudest, and strongest of all the Furby kittens. Everyone in his family thinks he’s so remarkable that they call him “Wonderful Alexander” and spoil him to pieces. But one morning, when Alexander bravely sets out to explore the world on his own, he finds himself stuck in a tree and unable to get down. It’s up to Jane, the youngest of the Catwings, to rescue him! Now if only Alexander could do something wonderful for her in return . . .

Design by Irene Metaxatos
Originally published in 1994 by Orchard Books

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★ “Brief as it is, this is a deftly crafted bildungsroman . . . A first chapter book to charm both newly independent readers and their elders.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Will appeal to early chapter-book readers, fans of the earlier books, and cat lovers in general.” —School Library Journal

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