Trim Saves the Day

One small kitten learns about the great big world as he sets sail with his fellow shipmates, animal and human, in this historical fiction intermediate reader.
  • ISBN: 9781682632932
  • Publication date: 03/05/2024
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 6" x 9"
  • Age Range: 7-10
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  • Publication date: 03/05/2024
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 6" x 9"
  • Age Range: 7-10
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  • Publication date: 03/05/2024
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Description

One small kitten learns about the great big world as he sets sail with his fellow shipmates, animal and human, in this historical fiction intermediate reader.

Trim like’s being part of the ship’s crew. The captain says that I’s like a family or a team. Every has a jobs they do alone and they help each other too. And there’s a big problem, then it’s all hands on deck.

But what is Trim’s job? He really wants to help, but everyone is very busy. Penny is helping the sailors mop the deck, so Trim decides to mop too. Swish! Swish! SWISH! Trim gets water everywhere. Jack is helping the captain steer the ship, so Trim thinks he can steer too. Whee! Whee! WHEE! But there’s not enough room on the wheel. Doesn’t anyone have a job for a small kitten who really wants to help?

Author/Illustrator

Deborah Hopkinson

Author

Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of numerous critically acclaimed picture and chapter books, including Keep On!; Sweet Land of Liberty; Under the Quilt of Night; and Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York 1880-1924.

Kristy Caldwell

Illustrator

Kristy Caldwell received an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts.

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Reviews

“Kristy Caldwell’s distinctly non-old-timey illustrations emphasize the slapstick elements of Ms. Hopkinson’s stories.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Hopkinson reminds readers that setting out on an adventure with good friends is the best way to experience our wondrous world. Recommended for chapter book collections.”School Library Journal

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BISAC 1: JUV044000 Juvenile Fiction – Readers – Intermediate
BISAC 2: JUV041020 Juvenile Fiction – Transportation – Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
BISAC 3: JUV002050 Juvenile Fiction – Animals – Cats