My Cat Isis

My Cat Isis

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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 light-hearted 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! Ages 3-7 AUTHOR: Catherine Austen grew up in Kingston, Ontario. Her earliest memories are of animals -- watching skunks, drawing ducks, feeding squirrels and reading about wolves. Her family were dog people. The only cat she knew as a child was one of those annoying types that rub against your leg and then bite your hand when you reach to pet them. But at age fifteen, she fell in love with a kitten in a pet shop. She bought it for $5.00 and has been a cat person ever since. Colour illustrations
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9781554534135
Characteristics: 1. v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Egger, Virginie 1966-


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