for Mr. McGratt and the Ornery Cat by Marilyn Helmer and Martine Gourbault
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When a cat shows up on his doorstep one day and decides to stay, Mr. McGratt is less than happy. The last thing he wants is a cat, especially an ornery one! So McGratt decides to give him away to his cat-loving neighbours. But one by one they bring him back because this cat is just too grouchy, even for them. Faced with finding yet another home for the ill-tempered feline, McGratt begins to realize that ever since the cat showed up, many of his troubles seem to have disappeared. Perhaps being ornery isn't such a bad thing after all. Underlying the humour in this story is a gentle message about friendship, tolerance and acceptance.
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