‘Daphne of Martha’s Vineyard’

A children’s book about a cat’s adventures on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Dan loves cats and was happy to write about this new book that features Daphne, a cat of many colors. —Gabrielle Mannino

The following book review was written by Dan Meaney, a young man with autism who happens to be my youngest son. He’s a member of Cynthia Riggs’ Wednesday Writers group and hones his writing skills every week, using an iPad and a stylus. Dan loves cats and was happy to write about this new book that features Daphne, a cat of many colors Cynthia rescued from the animal shelter as a little kitten. Photographer Lynn Christoffers has captured Daphne looking out windows, rolling in the dirt, climbing trees and generally living her happy cat’s life. Janet Holladay from Tisbury Printers put the book together.

About the Daphne book

Daphne is a cat
How belongs to writers group
She looks like a cat
She licks her paws in the tub
She’s in the tree
She catches a mouse
That’s fun
Here lag got hert
That’s a bad thing
Now she’s better

Cynthia Riggs wrote: “Daphne of Martha’s Vineyard” is available for wannabe readers or parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents (me) of children 2 years old and up, and cat lovers of any age can buy the book at Island bookstores — Bunch of Grapes and Edgartown Books. Cronig’s carries it, too. If they want, Islanders can stop by the Cleaveland House in West Tisbury and buy it directly from Lynn Christoffers, the photographer, or me, who wrote the text.