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Boris the Cat - The Little Cat with Big Ideas

Published by NorthSouth Books
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About The Book

Beloved Austrian author/illustrator Erwin Moser’s Boris stories—told with humor and heart—all in one volume for the first time in English

Boris is a special cat! Be it spring, summer, fall, or winter, Boris and his friends experience big and little adventures every day, often without even looking for them!

From driving a bathtub to pretending to be a scarecrow to helping a friend, these charming comic-book style mini-stories—told in six pictures—are perfect for read aloud and beginning reader fun.

"Children and adults will both appreciate these morsels of masterful ministorytelling." -Kirkus Reviews

About The Author

Erwin Moser was born in Vienna, Austria in 1954 and grew up in a village on Lake Neusiedl. He trained as a typesetter, and in 1980 began to create and illustrate his enchanting tales. For more than thirty years he published numerous children’s picture books, for which he received many awards and was shortlisted for the German Youth Literature Prize. His books, imaginatively written and illustrated, are remarkable for their warmheartedness and have earned their place in the canon of German-language literature for children and young adults. In 2014 the Erwin Moser Museum was opened in his home village of Gols. Erwin Moser died in 2017.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (November 9, 2021)
  • Length: 136 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735844544
  • Grades: P and up
  • Ages: 4 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

"Children and adults will both appreciate these morsels of masterful ministorytelling."

– Kirkus Reviews

"Each story presents a challenge, the solution for which involves creativity, lateral thinking, and kindness. Because Holly the hedgehog can’t go skating due to a sprained ankle, for example, her friends attach skates to her armchair and push her around the lake. Some of the adventures include such tried-and-true folktale dilemmas as magic power gone awry and a series of ill-advised trades. Part joke, part puzzle, part poem, part koan, these tiny stories are reminiscent, in their quiet humor, of another European import, Coudray’s Benjamin (or Bigby) Bear books..." (STARRED)

– The Horn Book

"Each story is charming, optimistic and shows Boris's unending pluck. These "comic-book-style mini-stories" are charming and funny. Moser's art, which appears to be pen and watercolor, are incredibly sweet, and are all set in the country with lots of other animal friends."

– Youth Services Book Reviews

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