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The Cat That Purred

The cat that discovers the value of friendship
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SKU 978-1-56548-540-2
ISBN Number: 978-1-56548-540-2
Page Count: 40
Format: Paperback
Written in a charming rhyming style and featuring brightly-colored illustrations, a story of friendship.

The Cat that Purred is written in a charming rhyming style and features brightly-colored illustrations that tells the story of a cat that loved to purr and purr and purr all day. Season after season he was invited to play outside, but the cat always found a reason for not going. Finally, his friend, the bird found a way for the cat to play with the others in the park. The cat understands that his friends need him. So, he finally goes out and joins the others and they all have a wonderful time together.


“With good humor and deft touch, John Piantedosi gently prods young readers to explore the larger world—and to discover their own untapped abilities.”

Tim McLaughlin
Professor of Children’s Literature and English department chair
Bunker Hill Community College

“As an illustrator myself, I believe you can judge a book by its cover. It is certainly true of the delightful paintings that fill the pages of this wonderful book.”

Bro. Mickey McGrath, OSFS

About the Author

John J. Piantedosi is an author and with over 25 years experience in parish, school and campus ministry. He holds a Masters of Education in Counseling from Boston State College and a Masters of Arts in Ministry from St. John’s Seminary. Presently, John is an Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Studies, History/Government, and Learning Communities at Bunker Hill Community College in the Boston area. He is the author of The Gospel for Children, published by New City Press, 2011.

Andrea Maglio-Macullar is an artist, painter, designer, illustrator, and writer. Her education includes studying at Northeastern University and then continuing on to Monserrat College of Art and The De Cordova Museum School. She has won many awards fir her paintings and has illustrated and/or written several books about the Saints and Popes and children’s stories. You can see more of her work at She lives in Massachusetts with her husband Bill.

More Information
Price $11.95
Language English
Publication Date Jun 30, 2014
Author John J. Piantedosi
Format Paperback
Page Count 40