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The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem 'Pangur Ban'

Written by Jo Ellen Bogart

Illustrated by Sydney Smith

The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem 'Pangur Ban' Synopsis

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.

The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem 'Pangur Ban' Press Reviews

Like the partnership between monk and cat, that between author, Jo Ellen Bogart and artist Sydney Smith is totally in harmony; and the outcome of their collaboration is so much more than the sum of its parts. * Red Reading Hub *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406372977
Publication date: 2nd June 2016
Author: Jo Ellen Bogart
Illustrator: Sydney Smith
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 36 pages

About Jo Ellen Bogart

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 ...

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