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Yippee! Paris Cat has been awarded a WHITE RAVEN by the International Youth Library Foundation!


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We are SO excited that Paris Cat has been awarded a White Raven 2021!


This quirky, musical tale has been selected for the International Youth Library’s annual catalogue of book recommendations in the field of international children’s and youth literature. This year’s White Ravens catalogue contains 200 titles in 38 languages from 54 countries!


Read all about it below!


Paris Cat is a special cat. Born in a smelly alleyway and having to fight her many siblings and relatives for fish scraps to survive, she has always had higher ambitions. So she starts exploring the wider world and isn’t shy to display her many talents. After some initial setback – how strange that the café guests didn’t seem to appreciate her beautiful singing voice when she joined in with Edith Piaf – she finds her calling. Clad in fanciful self-designed outfits, Cat dances the night away on stage together with famous Josephine Baker and her cheetah Chiquita. Yet her career ambitions don’t stop there. This sparkling collaboration between renowned South African creators Dianne Hofmeyr and Piet Grobler, presents a fun and fantastical story enriched with vibrant collage illustrations. The pictures in different sizes perfectly capture the city atmosphere during the mid-twentieth century as well as Cat’s bubbling personality. This story about courage and tenacity shouts out to kids: Anything is possible! (Age: 4+) [CS]



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