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Mrs. Katz and Tush

Mrs. Katz and Tush

by Patricia Polacco
In this special Passover story, Larnel Moore, a young African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, an elderly Jewish woman, develop an unusual friendship through their mutual concern for an abandoned cat named Tush. Together they explore the common themes of suffering and triumph in each of their cultures.
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
4.4
Lexile Measure
530L
DRA
38
Guided Reading
P
Publisher
Yearling Books
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Patricia Polacco Award-winning author Patricia Polacco has always been a phenomenal artist, but it wasn’t until she was 41 years old that she started writing children’s books. She writes in both Eastern European and mid-western American voices.

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