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The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán"

Written by Jo Ellen Bogart & illustrated by Sydney Smith
Published by Groundwood Books
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A monk leads a simple life. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking.

The White Cat and the Monk is a retelling of the classic Old Irish poem “Pangur Bán.” With Jo Ellen Bogart’s simple and elegant narration and Sydney’s Smith’s classically inspired images, this contemplative story pays tribute to the wisdom of animals and the wonders of the natural world.

What Kind of Book is The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán"

Themes:
monks and abbots
cats
Categories:
historical fiction
Genres:
fiction
Linguistic Styles:
rhyming
Locations:
Europe

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Who Wrote The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán"

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Jo Ellen Bogart

Jo Ellen Bogart is the author of many best-selling children’s books, including Jeremiah Learns to Read, Daniel’s Dog, and Gifts. She has degrees in elementary education and psychology from the University of Texas, and she now writes full time. Jo Ellen has won the Ruth Schwartz Award and has been shortlisted for the Mr. Christie’s Book Award. Her first book for Tundra was a biography of Maud Lewis called Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis. Born in Houston, Texas, she now lives in a pet-filled home in Guelph, Ontario.

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Who Illustrated The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán"

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Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith is a nscad University graduate, born and raised in Nova Scotia. He has won the Governor General’s Award, been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has been listed twice on the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books list. Sydney lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781554987801
Publication Date:
March 30, 2016
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1554987806

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