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Children's Fiction Cats

Cat Came Back, The

by (author) Bob King

illustrated by Bill Slavin

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1992
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1992
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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12


A classic folk song about an unwelcome feline guest is brought to life in storybook form. Kids can follow the hilarious antics that ensue as old Mister Johnson attempts to get rid of a cat "that just won't stay away." Musical notation is included for children who want to sing along with this funny adaptation of Fred Penner's theme song.

About the authors

Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator with over 50 books to his credit. His works include Stanley's Party and The Bear on the Bed. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

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Bill Slavin has illustrated over sixty books for children, including Stanley's Party, Stanley's Wild Ride, Stanley at Sea, Transformed and The Farm Team. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario, with his wife, their cat, two rabbits, five squirrels and a family of cardinals.

Bill Slavin's profile page

Other titles by Bob King

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