“The White Cat and the Monk” by Jo Ellen Bogart, illustrations by Sydney Smith

book cover

Subtitle: A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Bán”

Recommended to me by: The White Cat and the Monk: A Lovely 9th-Century Ode to the Joy of Uncompetitive Purposefulness, Newly Illustrated

A lovely picture book, well-described by the recommending article, about a monk and his white cat. I could see it leading to a lot of questions if read to a small child, about monks, and cats catching mice. The drawings are enchanting.

Available at Powell’s Books.

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