Saturday, October 1, 2011

A banned cat named Cher ~ Caturday

Cat named Cher
I've been reading about banned books this week, and it appears to me that cat books don't get banned -- unless you count that book about a Cat named Cher in the Rye.  I can't imagine why Cat Cher is in the Rye, but each cat to her own, I guess.

And why is there a carousel horse on the cover, if it's about a cat?

Kiki Cat, just wondering


Bookfool said...

I don't remember the book all that well, but I have to wonder why there's a carousel horse on the cover *anyway*!!!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I did a bit of research and found this study question:

"What is the significance of the carousel in Chapter 25?"

The answer: "Holden’s release at the end of his story comes as he watches Phoebe ride the carousel. ... Holden ... has come to terms with the idea that every child will eventually 'fall' — out of innocence and into adulthood. Holden cannot prevent them from doing it or save them, just as he cannot prevent or save himself from becoming an adult."

I found it here: