The White Cat and the Monk

By Jo Ellen Bogart

Illustrated by Sydney Smith

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, ‘Pángur Ban’ – the poem that inspired the character of Pangur Bán 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.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406372977
  • Published: 02 Jun 2016
  • Price: £7.99
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  • Size: 267 x 203 mm
  • Pages: 36

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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; and the outcome of their collaboration is so much more than the sum of its parts.' Red Reading Hub

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