The Boy Who Drew Cats

The Boy Who Drew Cats

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Akiro draws only cats . . . cats, cats, and more cats! This artistic tendency leads him to an adventure one day--an adventure that will change his life. Go on a journey in this folktale retold by Anushka Ravishankar with intricate illustrations by Christine Kastl in watercolors and ink on rice paper.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 198.12 x 223.52 x 5.08mm | 158.76g
  • Chennai, India
  • English
  • 8181901592
  • 9788181901590
  • 940,167

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"Storytellers, students of folklore and those who appreciate seeing the work of international children's-book creators will all welcome this intriguing import" - Kirkus "The story is beautifully illustrated in ink and watercolors, and the yellowed rice paper backgrounds give the art an authentically ancient look. Ever present on the pages are drawings of cats, real and imagined. Charming renditions of Japanese folk life, temples, and traditional costume add to the gentleness of the tale. A pleasant addition to Japanese folktale collections." - School Library Journal "The book's message is a good one: art is a worthwhile pursuit and can even save the day. That's something worth passing on to budding artists." - Portland Book Review
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About Anushka Ravishankar

Anushka Ravishankar: Anushka Ravishankar, a widely published children's writer, is easily one of India's most recognized name in children's writing. A playwright, poet, publisher and translator among other things, Anushka's writing has won several awards and critical acclaim all over the world.
Christine Kastl: Christine Kastl grew up in Germany. She studied art and design North Germany and illustration in Strasbourg (France) at the ESAD (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs). In 2007, she was awarded the Kunstförderpreis Friedrichshafen, a prestigious art award.
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23 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 22% (5)
4 35% (8)
3 35% (8)
2 9% (2)
1 0% (0)
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