My Cat Isis

by Catherine Austen
Illustrator Virginie Egger

Kids Can Press | March 1, 2011 | Picture Books

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Striking collage illustrations bring to life a boy''s comparisons of his beloved cat to Isis, goddess of Egyptian myth. The goddess Isis was the revered daughter of the earth and sky. The cat Isis is a family pet who is just as special. This dazzling work of paper- and photo-collage, painting and pen-and-ink illustration is both an homage to a beloved feline and a journey into the realm of Ancient Egyptian myth and the goddess Isis. Through a series of lighthearted comparisons between his cat and its goddess namesake, the boy narrator reveals both similarities and differences between the two worlds. An ideal book for pet lovers and lovers of ancient history alike!

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 8.66 × 9.84 × 0.14 in

Published: March 1, 2011

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554534135

ISBN - 13: 9781554534135

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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My Cat Isis

by Catherine Austen
Illustrator Virginie Egger

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 8.66 × 9.84 × 0.14 in

Published: March 1, 2011

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554534135

ISBN - 13: 9781554534135

About the Book

This dazzling work of paper- and photo-collage, painting and pen-and-ink illustration is both an homage to a beloved feline and a journey into the realm of Ancient Egyptian myth. An ideal book for pet lovers and lovers of ancient history alike.

From the Publisher

Striking collage illustrations bring to life a boy''s comparisons of his beloved cat to Isis, goddess of Egyptian myth. The goddess Isis was the revered daughter of the earth and sky. The cat Isis is a family pet who is just as special. This dazzling work of paper- and photo-collage, painting and pen-and-ink illustration is both an homage to a beloved feline and a journey into the realm of Ancient Egyptian myth and the goddess Isis. Through a series of lighthearted comparisons between his cat and its goddess namesake, the boy narrator reveals both similarities and differences between the two worlds. An ideal book for pet lovers and lovers of ancient history alike!

About the Author

Catherine finds inspiration in nature, family life, books, museums and physical exercise. She gets the best ideas while walking her dog, Charlie. One day she tried to write a story called "The Two Cleos" about a cat named after Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt. Her cat, Isis, interrupted the story by lying on the keyboard ? and My Cat Isis was born.

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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