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The Old Man and the Cat

By Anthony Holcroft, Leah Palmer Preiss (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Published In: New Zealand, 01 February 2013
This is a stunningly illustrated story told in the style of a traditional fairy tale. An old man who lives near a forest looks and wonders at a tree full of birds on the river bank. He longs for them to come near him but they always stay away. When the old man makes a magic flute, all the birds of the forest flock to him accompanied by insects, lizards and the fish from the lake. But magic has a way of tricking those who are unwary and the cunning of a cat soon gets the better of him. Originally published in 1984, this stunning edition of Holcroft's magical story has been newly illustrated by renowned American artist Leah Palmer Preiss.

About the Author

Anthony Holcroft lives with his wife Julia on a rural property near Rangiora in North Canterbury. His books and stories for children have been published in a number of countries, and adapted for radio and television. Awards and honours for his work include the International Reading Association's Short Story Award, which recognises authors of outstanding short fiction for children worldwide; and the inclusion of his picture book Chen Li and the River Spirit in the New Zealand Book Council's 100 Best New Zealand Books of the 20th Century. As well as writing, protecting the environment has always been an important concern of Anthony's. He has been involved for a number of years in two personal restoration projects in North Canterbury, for which he recently received an environmental award. The Old Man and the Cat is a story with strong environmental themes. Leah Palmer Preiss majored in art at Smith College, Massachusetts. She is a renowned American illustrator, artist and animator, and her work has appeared in numerous annuals & exhibits, including Society of Illustrators, Print, Spectrum, Visual Club and RSVP competitions. Her paintings have been included in gallery shows in the United States and New Zealand. Leah lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, in the United States of America.

EAN: 9780143504641
ISBN: 0143504649
Publisher: Penguin Global
Dimensions: 27.84 x 20.78 x 0.38 centimetres (0.15 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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