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Cats of Myth: Tales from Around the World

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Cats have been worshiped and honored by human beings since ancient times. Here are nine stories that pay homage to the mysterious, magical, nine-lived cat, who has faithfully guided and protected us through the ages.

In these pages, you'll meet the tabby who, in the time of beginnings, decided that a human hearth was the proper place for a cat. You'll discover a Japanese bobtail who uses her cunning and martial arts skills to protect a master swordsman from an uppity rat. And you'll find a Siamese who helps her owner defeat a monster and win the hand of a princess.

These stories come from a wide variety of cultures around the world, ranging from ancient Egypt to the Polynesian islands of the Pacific to the German-Swiss Alps. The Hausmans' storytelling style varies to complement each culture, but their infallible ear makes each tale an irresistible read-aloud. And Leslie Baker's delicate watercolors beautifully capture the features of many different breeds. Cats of Myth is a thoroughly enjoyable tribute to our most clever companion, the mystical cat.

Synopsis:

This collection of nine stories from Egypt, India, Japan, Scandinavia, Ireland and other places presents how cats are revered as goddesses, guardians, tricksters, warriors, magicians, and more. Leslie Baker's brilliant watercolors give life to each tale, making this an ideal book for all cat lovers. Full-color illustrations.

Synopsis:

Cats have been worshiped and honored by human beings since ancient times. Here are nine stories that pay homage to the mysterious, magical, nine-lived cat, who has faithfully guided and protected us through the ages.

In these pages, you'll meet the tabby who, in the time of beginnings, decided that a human hearth was the proper place for a cat. You'll discover a Japanese bobtail who uses her cunning and martial arts skills to protect a master swordsman from an uppity rat. And you'll find a Siamese who helps her owner defeat a monster and win the hand of a princess.

These stories come from a wide variety of cultures around the world, ranging from ancient Egypt to the Polynesian islands of the Pacific to the German-Swiss Alps. The Hausmans' storytelling style varies to complement each culture, but their infallible ear makes each tale an irresistible read-aloud. And Leslie Baker's delicate watercolors beautifully capture the features of many different breeds. Cats of Myth is a thoroughly enjoyable tribute to our most clever companion, the mystical cat.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689823206
Subtitle:
Tales From Around the World
ill.:
Baker, Leslie A.
Author:
Baker, Leslie
Author:
Hausman, Gerald
Author:
Hausman, Loretta
Author:
Baker, Leslie A.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
no. 20
Publication Date:
20001101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
11.28x8.83x.58 in. 1.50 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 96 pages Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers - English 9780689823206 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This collection of nine stories from Egypt, India, Japan, Scandinavia, Ireland and other places presents how cats are revered as goddesses, guardians, tricksters, warriors, magicians, and more. Leslie Baker's brilliant watercolors give life to each tale, making this an ideal book for all cat lovers. Full-color illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Cats have been worshiped and honored by human beings since ancient times. Here are nine stories that pay homage to the mysterious, magical, nine-lived cat, who has faithfully guided and protected us through the ages.

In these pages, you'll meet the tabby who, in the time of beginnings, decided that a human hearth was the proper place for a cat. You'll discover a Japanese bobtail who uses her cunning and martial arts skills to protect a master swordsman from an uppity rat. And you'll find a Siamese who helps her owner defeat a monster and win the hand of a princess.

These stories come from a wide variety of cultures around the world, ranging from ancient Egypt to the Polynesian islands of the Pacific to the German-Swiss Alps. The Hausmans' storytelling style varies to complement each culture, but their infallible ear makes each tale an irresistible read-aloud. And Leslie Baker's delicate watercolors beautifully capture the features of many different breeds. Cats of Myth is a thoroughly enjoyable tribute to our most clever companion, the mystical cat.

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