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. . .
About the Author
Kate Klise is the author of several picture books and novels, including Grounded and Homesick. She frequently collaborates with her sister, the illustrator M. Sarah Klise. Kate travels all over the country speaking to classrooms about her work. She lives in Norwood, Missouri.
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?
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch Bestseller!
"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