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Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed


Author: Leslea  NEWMAN
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Subject/Category:  K-3
Year Reviewed:: 2016
ISBN: 9780763665555
Review: As a composer, Moshe Cotel’s busy life in the city is filled with music. During one of his outdoor walks he finds and adopts a cat that he names Ketzel. Upon entering a contest to create a composition shorter than 60 seconds, Moshe finds this challenge impossible until Ketzel begins walking across the piano keys. Children will enjoy this intriguing exposure to the music world based on a true story.

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