The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem 'Pangur Ban' by Jo Ellen Bogart
  

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The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem 'Pangur Ban' by Jo Ellen Bogart

An enchanting retelling of a classic Old Irish poem, brought beautifully to life by the award-winning Sydney Smith, illustrator of Footpath Flowers. From the illustrator of Footpath Flowers, Sydney Smith, and award-winning author, Jo Ellen Bogart, comes a retelling of the classic Old Irish poem, 'Pangur Ban' - the poem that inspired the character of Pangur Ban in the Academy Award nominated animation, The Secret of Kells. The monk in the poem leads a simple life - he studies his books late into the evening, searching for meaning. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing his prey in the darkness. But as night turns to dawn, can each find what he seeks? Thoughtful readers will be enchanted by this elegant, classically-inspired story which pays tribute to the wisdom of animals and the wonders of the natural world.

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Like the partnership between monk and cat, that between author, Jo Ellen Bogart and artist Sydney Smith is totally in harmony

About the Author

Jo Ellen Bogart was born in Houston, Texas, and studied both elementary education and psychology at the University of Texas. She has written many award-winning, bestselling children's books including Jeremiah Learns to Read, illustrated by Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson, and Gifts, illustrated by Barbara Reid. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Find her on Twitter as @JoEllenBogart. Sydney Smith has illustrated multiple children's books, including the highly acclaimed Footpath Flowers, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year, winner of the Governor General Award for Illustration and a nominee for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Born in rural Nova Scotia in Canada, Sydney now lives in Toronto. Find him online at www.hutten.org/sydney and on Twitter as @sydneydraws.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
36 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Jo Ellen Bogart
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd June 2016

ISBN

9781406372977


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