Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the MEOW Society

Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the MEOW Society[PDF / Epub] ✅ Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the MEOW Society ⚣ Betsy Byars – Bluevapours.co.uk An irresistible collection of short stories for cat loversAt the annual gathering of the MEOW society, cats of all kinds convene to share their stories and those of their ancestors Chico, the smallest An irresistible collection of short stories for cat Secret Writings ePUB ↠ loversAt the annual gathering of the MEOW society, cats of all kinds convene to share their stories and those of their ancestors Chico, the smallest cat in the world, recounts stopping a crime The Pirate Cat tells of the fateful day when he discovered a treasure while hunting for mice And Georgio shares his delectable and sometimes surprising recipes Cat Diaries is a winning companion to Dog Diaries, also by Betsy Byars and Cat Diaries: PDF \ her daughters Betsy Duffy and Laurie Myers With gorgeous black and white illustrations by Erik Brooks, animal lovers and reluctant readers will be wooed by the charm, strength, and wit of these feline friends.

Betsy Byars was an American author of children Secret Writings ePUB ↠ s books She wrote over sixty books for young people Her first novel was published in Her novel Summer of the Swans won the Newbery Medal She also received a National Book Award for Young People s Literature for The Night Swimmers and an Edgar Award for Wanted Mud BlossomDaughters Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers are also writers.

Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the MEOW Society ePUB
  • Hardcover
  • 80 pages
  • Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the MEOW Society
  • Betsy Byars
  • English
  • 06 July 2019
  • 0805087176

10 thoughts on “Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the MEOW Society

  1. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    Who knew that cats secretly write diaries, and have been doing so for centuries My favorite diary entry was Miu, the Great Cat of Egypt The picture of Miu with the dopey looking dog is so funny I also liked Go Go Goes Bananas, in which a well meaning author takes his cat along to a book signing, with disastrous results And, of course, Library Cat A humorous collection of cat tales that really should be read aloud to your cat as I did I hope Betsy Byars writes another book of these Who knew that cats secretly write diaries, and have been doing so for centuries My favorite diary entry was Miu, the Great Cat of Egypt The picture of Miu with the dopey looking dog is so funny I also liked Go Go Goes Bananas, in which a well meaning author takes his cat along to a book signing, with disastrous results And, of course, Library Cat A humorous collection of cat tales that really should be read aloud to your cat as I did I hope Betsy Byars writes another book of these stories

  2. Lorna says:

    Collection of short stories written from the perspective of a society of cats who write Has great vocabulary and high interest for progressing readers Loved the messages about why we write to tell stories of our experiences, and how we benefit from writing and sharing as a community.

  3. MaryAnn says:

    Memories Expressed in Our Writing MEOW is a collection of stories and observations through the eyes of cats Who knew that an animal that is so often seen as cool, calm and collected is capable of being so rowdy and funny too The story of the Library Cat is a particularly wonderful homage to the power of stories and reading and what they can help us do and learn.In my opinion this book and Dog Diaries Secret Writings of the WOOF Society would be great launches for writing by children as well Memories Expressed in Our Writing MEOW is a collection of stories and observations through the eyes of cats Who knew that an animal that is so often seen as cool, calm and collected is capable of being so rowdy and funny too The story of the Library Cat is a particularly wonderful homage to the power of stories and reading and what they can help us do and learn.In my opinion this book and Dog Diaries Secret Writings of the WOOF Society would be great launches for writing by children as well

  4. Pınar Aydoğdu says:

    The book contains the stories of cats from MEOW society The stories are very warm I liked each of them very much I loved the illustrations, too I recommend this book to all cat lovers

  5. Ruquaia says:

    The story are so cute

  6. Karen says:

    This was a fun book, full of short stories, told from the perspective of cats Did you know that cats are the world s best writers They think so.

  7. Marlee says:

    THis book was awesome Fun and engaging for my daughter and myself Excitement and humour A lovely collection of stories.

  8. Josiah says:

    This book was a very positive surprise for me Only eighty pages in length, written in comparatively large font and with a high illustrations to text ratio, I wasn t expecting such a solidly crafted story, one that ranks up there with some of the best highlights from Betsy Byars s body of work The short stories that make up this book are very brief, averaging only a few pages apiece, but nearly all of them contain unexpected twists and sparkle with effervescent wit, and the characters are all This book was a very positive surprise for me Only eighty pages in length, written in comparatively large font and with a high illustrations to text ratio, I wasn t expecting such a solidly crafted story, one that ranks up there with some of the best highlights from Betsy Byars s body of work The short stories that make up this book are very brief, averaging only a few pages apiece, but nearly all of them contain unexpected twists and sparkle with effervescent wit, and the characters are all fully developed even with such a short space in which to get to know them As the literate cats of the world gather for their annual MEOW Memories Expressed in Our Writing meeting, the air buzzes with anticipation of the stories that are to be read Cats throughout history have kept diaries of their escapades, it seems, and the annual MEOW meeting provides the opportunity for cats to get together and hear the stories as a group There s the story of the library cat, who after searching for so long found a home within the cozy walls of a local library, and then proved that she belonged by catching a pesky mouse that had been running free in the building there s Chico, the smallest cat in the world , who proves that even the tiniest creature can make a major difference if he or she can think clearly then we have the story of an old cat living out his golden years in a quiet house, as he basks in the sunshine and dreams of his favorite adventures from when he was young One can t forget about the pirate Blackbeard s cat, either, who locates a hoard of treasure where none of the pirates would have thought to check And, most significantly, there s the tale of Rama the gypsy cat, who will be fondly remembered by loyal fans of Betsy Byars from her own full length novel The stories are fresh and surprisingly deep, serving reminder that Betsy Byars has a Newbery Medal to her credit and knows what it takes to stir up a variety of powerful feelings in her readers At this late stage of her career the intent of her writing is still vibrant and ambitious, even in a project as low key as this one I ve mentioned in other reviews of her stories how remarkable her consistency as a writer is, and Cat Diaries is further proof of that assertion no matter what the story idea may be, Betsy Byars always executes it well, which is why she is one of my favorite authors Perhaps the most meaningful section of Cat Diaries comes in the final chapter knowing Betsy Byars, I had a feeling it would , when the elderly cat named Sage steps forward to make the closing remarks to that year s edition of the MEOW gathering All of the cats hold Sage in deep regard for the long life she has lived and the significant historical events that she has witnessed, and they listen reverently when she speaks Sage reminds them of the importance of telling their stories, because in each other s stories we find pieces of our own, and so we never forget how closely the universal ties of emotion bind us Whether cat or human, the telling of our stories is what allows others to understand us as real human beings, and to realize that the narrative of individual lives is just as important as the bigger story of our society as a whole I get the feeling that Betsy Byars is speaking from the fount of her own considerable wisdom through Sage as she says these things, and also as the elderly cat tells the members of MEOW that she knowsgreat stories are just waiting to be written, and that it is her hope simply to still be there to listen to them alongside everyone else when they are read The poignancy of the moment is heartfelt, and gives an extra dimension of feeling to what had already been an excellent book If this is what we get when Betsy Byars teams up with her two daughters to write a book, then I welcome additional projects that call for their partnership in the future There was something about this book that I absolutely loved, and I would in all likelihood give it the full three stars I recommend Cat Diaries to anyone who has loved the writing of Betsy Byars, likes reading smart stories about pets, or is a fan of good literature in general

  9. Catherine says:

    The feline members of the Meow Memories Expressed in Our Writing Society, meet to share stories of their exploits and those of their ancestors Stories range from Rama, the Gypsy Cat, to Library Cat, to Miu the Great Cat of Egypt The short chapters are highlighted by plentiful pen illustrations that add to the stories There are stories of pirate cats, and chef cats, old cats and famous cats This is a fun introduction to chapter books for cat lovers.

  10. M.M. Hudson says:

    I decided to read Cat Diaries because well, I am a cat lover I thought the idea of cat s having a diary in the first place sounded rather cute The premise for children would be funny or so I thought.Some of the stories were cute and I appreciated the humor in them but most were so so Also, I simply could not figure out why the book started with this big convention and then nothing but the reading of the stories by the various cats It seemed there should have beenaction or something Th I decided to read Cat Diaries because well, I am a cat lover I thought the idea of cat s having a diary in the first place sounded rather cute The premise for children would be funny or so I thought.Some of the stories were cute and I appreciated the humor in them but most were so so Also, I simply could not figure out why the book started with this big convention and then nothing but the reading of the stories by the various cats It seemed there should have beenaction or something That was a bit disappointing.However, one thing I did like in the book was near the end Even though the book is targeted for 2 5 year olds, this seemed something that should have been for the older kids and even adults reading Essentially, it called for everyone to keep writing their own stories so they are heard and known After all, MEOW stands for Memories Expressed in Our Writing , when we write things down, we are creating those memories to share with others about us That makes me smile.Overall, not a bad book and I do think young kids would like hearing the stories but it certainly is not for the youngest to read This is not a picture book and the ages should be adjusted to an emerging reader.3 stars.Disclosure I picked up a copy of this book from my local library The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours M.M aka Naila Moon

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