Eric the Punk Cat
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The illustration on the cover of this issue of Books for Keeps is from the new large-size edition of The Complete Adventures of Tom Kitten and His Friends, published by Frederick Warne, 0 7232 3288 1, £5.95. We are grateful to Penguin Books for help in using this illustration.
We are sorry that the booklists for the articles on Judy Blume and C.S. Lewis were incomplete in our last issue. Please add the following editions – all hardback from The Bodley Head.
C. S. Lewis
The Magician’s Nephew
0 370 00926 6, £4.95
The Last Battle
0 370 00933 9, £4.95
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
0 370 30170 6 £4.95
0 370 30358 X £4.50
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
0 370 30171 4, £4.50
A winning picture book from the Liverpool poet about a moggy who joins a punk rock group and makes the big time. Middle to top juniors (and probably older readers) will enjoy this one. The fun is in the tone of the text --- 'Eric is a scruffy, down-at-paw loser' and the writer has that rare gift in children's writing of showing how idiom makes characters live ('We've got to have a new sound ... something streetwise ... raw ... angry,' says the A and R man in the recording studio). As with all imaginative author/artist collaborations, there are stories to be read in the pictures, too. See the shady urban backstreets after dark and the dubious henchmen in the 'Top of the Pops' studio ... A winner.