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A Tiger Called Thomas is a sweet story that climaxes on Halloween night, but it's much more than a holiday tale. First published in and re-illustrated here by Diana Cain Bluthenthal, this children's classic focuses on the heart how a boy named Thomas worries about making friends, and how a tiger costume helps him learn that he is, indeed, liked and known by all in his new neighborhood. Young Thomas has moved into a new community, where he sees many interesting people, but he simply sits on his stoop, too shy to venture out, because he's afraid he won't be liked. He won't play with young Marie, or say hi to the lady with the black cat, and he's afraid to reach out to a lonely boy named Gerald. Thomas sits and watches: "He watched the sparrows and the grackles and the blue jays in the trees. He watched the black cat look up at the sparrows and the grackles and blue jays. But he never went off the stoop to play.
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In many ways, cats are not as easy as dogs for people to make friends with, which may explain why Elizabeth Marshall Thomas's new book, "The Tribe of Tiger: Cats and Their Culture," does not have quite the warm appeal of her best-selling book of last year, "The Hidden Life of Dogs. But cats, too, have their considerable allure, as Ms.
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