By Dawe, BruceIllustrated by McLean, Andrew
Sam wants a cat but her family loves dogs. Then one night, through the rain pelting down on their tin roof, she hears a sharp mewing sound. Sam takes in the bedraggled kitten, but in the morning, she wakes and finds it missing. Ages 6-8.
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Bruce Dawe (Author) Bruce Dawe, widely recognised as Australia's most popular poet, is a winner of numerous awards including the Patrick White Literary Award (1980), the Christopher Brennan Award (1984) and the National Book Council Best Published Book in Australia for Sometime Gladness. Bruce has been awarded the Order of Australia (AO) for his contribution to Australian literature and in 2000 received an Art Council Emeritus Writers Award. Bruce was born in Fitzroy, Victoria, in 1930 and after leaving school worked in various occupations (labourer, farmhand, clerk, sawmill-hand, gardener, and postman) before joining the RAAF in 1959. He has published twelve books of poetry, a book of short stories and a book of essays. His previous titles in the Aussie Bites range are The Chewing-Gum Kid and Luke and Lulu, and he has also written three Aussie Nibbles. Andrew McLean (Illustrator) Andrew McLean is one of Australia's best-loved and most highly awarded illustrators of children's books. His CBCA award-winning titles include You'll Wake the Baby!, My Dog and Reggie, Queen of the Street, and he has also illustrated a number of picture books with his writer wife, Janet. Andrew has illustrated three Aussie Nibbles- When Anna Slept Over, No Cat - and That's That!, and Show and Tell. Andrew lives in Melbourne.
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