Puss & boots

by Imai, Ayano,

Format: Print Book 2014
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Summary

A beloved fairy tale reimagined

A poor shoemaker must close his business as there is no work, but his cat is determined to save the shoemaker from his plight. Using a magnificent pair of boots and a sly plan, the trusty cat tempts a monster and tricks the beast into using his own vanity against himself. With the monster defeated, the shoemaker reopens his shop and can once again sell his beautiful shoes to the townspeople. A beautifully distinctive retelling of a classic tale, this children's book features enchanting illustrations from acclaimed artist Ayano Imai.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When a shoemaker has no more orders, his cat becomes his salesman and calls on a wealthy monster who lives nearby. Fortunately, since the monster can change into any animal at will, he needs shoes in many sizes. Unfortunately, when it's time to pay, the stingy old tightwad turns into a huge, frightening beast. Bringing the monster a tiny pair of exquisite shoes, the cat tricks him into becoming a mouse and gobbles him up, and the shoemaker and his clever cat move into the monster's castle. Translated from the Japanese, the well-written text adapts the familiar fairy tale with style and wit. The original story is referred to only on the dust jacket flap and in the title; the cat is never referred to as Puss within the narrative. Sophisticated yet accessible, Imai's elegant illustrations use color sparingly but to good effect. Surreal and sometimes mysterious details appear as vaguely disquieting elements within the beautifully composed scenes. A fresh take on an old story.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Cats -- Juvenile fiction.
Shoemakers -- Juvenile fiction.
Boots -- Juvenile fiction.
Monsters -- Juvenile fiction.
Shapeshifting -- Juvenile fiction.
Cats -- Fiction.
Shoemakers -- Fiction.
Boots -- Fiction.
Monsters -- Fiction.
Shapeshifting -- Fiction.
Publisher Hong Kong :Minedition,2014
Edition North American edition.
Other Titles Kutsuya no neko.
Contributors Uchida, Sayako, translator.
Westerlund, Kate, translator.
Language English
Notes Translation of: Kutsuya no neko.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 9789888240715 (hardcover)
9888240714 (hardcover)
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