(An In-Case-You-Missed-It Review) Big PB Planet applause for William's Ninth Life by Minna Jung, illustrated by Vera Rosenberry (Orchard Books, 1993). In this beautifully-illustrated PB, a skinny old cat named William and his skinny old human, Elizabeth, live in a simple little cottage by the sea. They love each other more than anything or anyone. But one day, a mysterious sea-colored cat appears and tells William that his eighth life is about to end, and that William must choose his new, ninth life. The strange cat shows him many wonderful options--the adventurous life of a pirate cat, the worshipped life of an Egyptian cat, the pampered life of a rich woman's cat, etc. What will William choose? A gorgeous heartstring-tugger, especially for you cat lovers! Zoom on over to your local used bookstore and bring a copy back to your home planet today!