The White Cat And The Monk

The White Cat and the MonkA monk seeks knowledge in his manuscripts. His white cat, Pangur, seeks a mouse. As the night turns to dawn, the cat leads the monk to the truth he has been seeking. Beautiful, medieval-like watercolor and ink artwork illuminates this story about human-animal companionship and the pursuit of joy. The White Cat and the Monk is a retelling of the classic Old Irish poem “Pangur Ban.” An author’s note explains more about the poem. This book is perfect for kids and adults. mjw
Title: The White Cat And The Monk
Author: Jo Ellen Bogart
Illustrator
: Sydney Smith
Publisher
: Groundwork Books/House of Anansi Press.  Toronto
Copyright
: 2016
Original Language
: English
ISBN
: 978-1-555498-781-8
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-8
Genre
: Picture Book, Poetry
Author’s ethnicity
: U.S.
Author’s residence
: Ontario, Canada
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Born in Nova Scotia, Canadian
Illustrator’s residence
: Toronto, Canada
Awards:  2016 New York Times Best Illustrated Books List
Subjects
: Books, Cats, Europe, Monks, Stories in verse, Truth

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