How Mr. Silver Stole the Show (Hardcover)
Everyone loves an underdog—especially when he’s a cat!
On a rainy morning in 1947, a small gray kitten wandered into the Hamilton Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, two days before the Greater St. Louis Cat Club Show.
A stray kitten. A fancy hotel. A serious contest for pedigreed cats. What could possibly go right?
Curl up with this heartwarming story based on a real-life stray cat who made international headlines just by showing up, being himself, and finding a little kindness. . .
M. Sarah Klise draws and paints in her studio in Berkeley, California. With her sister, Kate Klise, she previously collaborated on novels and the picture book Shall I Knit You a Hat?
"Richly colored illustrations using acrylic gouache are eye-catching and filled with details youngsters will want to study. Based on a true story from 1947, Klise’s “rags to riches” tale of a homeless feline is heartwarming."--Booklist
"[K]itty charisma, based on a true story....this tale recounts the arrival of a small alley cat at the elegant Hamilton Hotel, just as the 1947 Greater St. Louis Cat Club Show is getting underway. Though given a hostile reception by the stuck-up cat owners (if not their well-groomed pets), the tiny stray not only gets a warm greeting and plenty of snacks from the hotel staff, but comes back at the show’s end to charm the judges into awarding a pair of blue ribbons and to win both a name and a home.... Purr-fect fare for cat lovers, with a bit of sensitivity training slipped in."--Kirkus Reviews