Mephisto, a black cat lives apart from other cats. Shunned by the townspeople for being a harbinger of bad luck, he never gets to sit inside by the fireplace like the tomcats do. Instead he dodges constant insults and abuse. He decides to leave behind the world of humans for a peaceful life in the country, but once winter comes and he returns to the city, the townspeople find that they need him after all. Still, nothing is as important to Mephisto as his freedom.
Bernard Villiot is a screenwriter and director who began writing children’s books ten years ago. In that time his books have received several awards. This is his first book in English. Antoine Guilloppé was born in France and studied art in Lyon. He’s taught art for many years and illustrated numerous books that have been published all over the world, using a variety of media, including laser-cut paper. He illustrated Like a Wolf for minedition.