The Castle of the Cats 2004 SIGNED by Eric A Kimmel [First Edition] illustrated by Katya Krenina ~ based on Latvian folktale


Title: The Castle of the Cats
Author: retold by Eric A. Kimmel 
Illustrator: Katya Krenina

Description: Inscribed by Kimmel on title page. Stated First Edition. First printing (full number line). Spine in red cloth with gilt lettering; seafoam-green sides with blind stamped title on front. Interior is clean. Dust jacket has a short closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel; not price clipped; in an archival mylar sleeve. [32] pages. 11 x 8.25 inches.  

Based on the Latvian folktale, ''The Palace of the Cats.'' This adaptation is set in the Ukraine since both the author and artist have deep personal ties there.  

Eric Kimmel (b. 1946) is an American author of children's books. His work has been awarded a Caldecott Honor and he has also won multiple Sydney Taylor Book Awards and National Jewish Book Awards. He is Professor Emeritus of Education at Portland State University.  

The artist, Katya Krenina, is a native of Ukraine, where she studied drawing, painting, textile design, and tapestry weaving at the Lviv Academy of Arts. She then emigrated to the United States and earned a degree in illustration from Syracuse University. She is a professor of art at Le Moyne College and has taught there since 2008.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: Holiday House
Place: New York
Year: 2004

ISBN: 0823415651

Keywords: Katya Krenina, children's, illustrated, picture book,

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