Lisze Bechtold

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Edna's Tale

Edna's Tale

Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001
ISBN: 0-618-09164-5
(picture book)

Edna, a vain indoor cat, gets invited to a party in the woods to meet a new cat in the neighborhood who also has a special tail. Her sense of competition leads her to extreme measures and an unexpected discovery about herself. Don't let the abundance of pink lead you to think this is a book only for girls. Boys love the part where she gets chased by a monster of her own making. Older kids totally get the party scene. It was listed #2 on the L.A. Times Best Sellers List for children's books.

Selected Works

Leveled Reader
Buster tries to help a homeless kitten, over the objections of his friends.
A very shy dog finds his special skill in a house full of outgoing pets.
Picture Book
Sally the duck is challenged by a pair of unruly purple socks.
A vain cat discovers a new talent
Sassy Toots invites herself into a house that already has three cats.
Early Chapter Book
An excessively shy dog finds his place in a new home.
Big sister Phoebe takes advantage of Busterís gullibility.

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