The Barnyard Cat

Ballyhoo Books
Hardbound - 32 Pages
Illustrated by June Hajek Blair

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A rollicking romp told in narrative verse. It is a crisp autumn day on the farm.
The crops have been gathered and stored. Barnabus, the barnyard cat, snoozes lazily
atop his favorite haystack. But in the hills overlooking the fields, a hulking,
rumpled, brute of a rat has gathered a small army to make off with
the precious grain. As evening melds to darkness and the rats descend
on the farm, Barnabus rises to the challenge in a spirited and comical battle,
proving his true worth to the farm.


  • "The Barnyard Cat's a Keeper!...Brian Heinz conjures a thrilling,
    haunting scene...An exciting cat-tale with all the trimmings of
    the autumn season, The Barnyard Cat will likely be a cat your child
    will want to keep around for years."

    Midwest Book Review

  • The text is amply supported by the vibrant and detailed watercolors
    of June Hajek Blair.

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