King o' the Cats

Illustrated by Kristin Sorra
LIST PRICE $11.99

About The Book

Have you ever seen a cat wearing a crown? Or noticed a group of cats hunting a dog?

Young Peter Black has, but no one believes him! Peter is positive, though, that there's something a little odd about all the cats in town, and he's determined to get to the bottom of it. With vibrant illustrations by Kristin Sorra, Aaron Shepard retells a classic English folktale that will have readers looking twice at their cats! Meow, meow...

About The Author

Aaron Shepard has been fascinated by this story since childhood. He is the author of many folktales, including The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend, The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale, The Maiden of Northland: A Hero Tale of Finland, and most recently, The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

About The Illustrator

Kristin Sorra has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. She is also the illustrator of The Three Billygoats Gruff and Mean Calypso Joe by Cathrene Valente Youngquist and currently lives in New York with her husband, a fellow artist. Kristin has no cats, but she does have a dog named Desi who purrs in his sleep.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 19, 2010)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442412569
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 5 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • Kansas State Reading Circle List Intermediate Title
  • WA Children's Choice Picture Book Award Master List

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