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Blackie, A Lost Cat


Richard Barnum

Blackie, A Lost Cat is a children’s story written by American author Richard Barnum. The story follows a black cat named Blackie who becomes lost and must navigate her way through a variety of adventures in order to find her way home.

Along the way, she encounters a cast of colorful characters, including other animals and friendly humans who offer her help and support. The book is known for its engaging storytelling, charming illustrations, and its message of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity.

It has been enjoyed by generations of young readers since its publication and remains a beloved classic of children’s literature.

Note to parents: this is a vintage story and contains some themes that may not be suitable for younger or more sensitive children.

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  • Richard Barnum was an American naturalist and author, best known for his children's book "Sharp Eyes the Silver Fox". Born in 1868 in New York, Barnum developed a love for nature and wildlife at a young age, and spent much of his life studying and observing animals in their natural habitats. He wrote several books about his experiences, including "Sharp Eyes the Silver Fox", which was published in 1921. The book was a popular success and has since become a classic of children's literature, known for its vivid descriptions of wildlife and its message of respect for the natural world.