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There is a Persian legend about the first cat. The hero of the story saved a man who was being attacked by robbers. The man invited the hero over to his tent. He wanted to give the hero a gift. He combined the smoke from the fire and stars from the sky to create a kitten.

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Making Connections


Do you think you could take care of a Persian cat’s fur alone, or would you need help from an adult?


Have you read any other books about cats with a famous look? What did they have in common with the Persian cat?


Why do you think the Persian cat is the most popular breed in the world?

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