Cat-Fish & Fish-Cat

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
In this fourth in a collection of fourteen short stories by Abbie Joules, her brother Bendigo is befriended by a young calico cat on their east Texas farm. Together they explore an unlikely friendship with a farm pond catfish, a relationship of discovery that enriches and changes Ben's life. More
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About Michael Allender

I was born in Dalhart, Texas, received degrees at Texas A&M in Wildlife Science and Psychology, and did post graduate work at Utah State in ethology. I worked as a professional photographer and wildlife artist, and authored "The Guadalupe Mountains Of Texas", published by the University of Texas Press, a coffee table book of a west Texas national park. I then worked for 25 years as a wood craftsman and entrepreneur. I currently live in Redmond, Oregon, and avail myself of every opportunity to paddle the wild rivers of the Pacific Northwest, from California to northern Canada and Alaska.

About the Series: The Life and Times of Bindigo and Abbie Joules
Bendigo Joules, raised on a small farm in east Texas in the 40's and 50's, scratched out a life filled with the joys, surprises, trials and love that only an adventurous and giving spirit could produce. His life ended tragically in his sister's company at the age of eighteen, and Abbie Joules is determined that his memory not vanish forever. Fortunately 'words work' is her specialty, and she has sculpted an image of a bygone era in which her brother stars in riveting tales filled with humor, adventure, and the full warmth and foibles that humanity has to offer. You will not soon forget the life of Bendigo or his loving sister, Abbie, nor the many characters she paints with both sensitivity and vivid colors: Price and Pleasure Walker, Booptriska Kazmierski, Ziggy Pugh, Cat-Fish and Fish-Cat, and many others. It is a book for readers of any age who want their day to feel warm, bright and friendly.

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Review by: tony parsons on March 4, 2014 :
In Texas in the 1940’s, Ab & my brother Ben were playing a word game. There were a ton of other cats also Snaker, Pukey, Possum, Sunbuns, & Kitty. We started raising catfish. On our there was a catfish & a barnyard kitten that had quite a relationship.
Guess where the title of the story comes from?
Cool book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written delightful child/young teen short story (book). It was very easy to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. Quite a few twists/turns. No grammar errors, repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of interesting scenarios & a great set of characters. This could make a great movie, animated cartoon or TV series. No doubt in my mind a very easy rating of 5 stars for this short story (book).
Thank you for the free short story (book)
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
(review of free book)
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