Tonight is the one special night each year when the tribe of Jellicle Cats reunites to celebrate who they are. They emerge singing of their unique abilities and special traits. The cats are at first suspicious and proud, reluctant to allow an audience into their domain. It is the contemplation of these secret names that keeps felines deep in thought. Munkustrap, a large grey tabby, explains that the Jellicle Cats meet once a year to rejoice.
They are waiting for their leader, the wise Old Deuteronomy, who will choose which of the Jellicle Cats will journey tonight to the Heaviside layer to be reborn into a new life.
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And so begins our introduction to the cats. One by one they step forward to audition for the role, to be chosen to make the special journey to be reborn. A thunderous crash and the sound of police sirens will signal that the villainous Macavity is on the loose and send the Jellicles scattering! Distant giggles signal the entrance of Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, a fun-loving, frolicking team of pranksters who are always in trouble with the family with whom they live.
The entire tribe returns as their benevolent and wise old leader Old Deuteronomy arrives.
The cats adore and respect him, indeed he is father to some of them. The cats dress up as the two rival dog factions who bark ceaselessly at each other until they are frightened away by the Great Rumpus Cat, a sleek and powerful feline. Finally, it is time for The Jellicle Ball, the great annual dance in which all the cats celebrate.
Grizabella appears once more, wanting to rejoin her family and be a part of the celebration. She stretches out her hand behind her, hoping another cat will touch her.
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And just as it happens, he's pretty good at it too. This energetic picture book will leave readers all set to get up and get their dancing shoes on. Joanna recently graduated from University College Falmouth in Cornwall and is celebrating her first year in the industry. Since graduating, she has been part of the New Blood and New Designers exhibition in London and has worked on some unusual projects - including illustrating a tent for the company Field Candy.
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