The Cat From Hunger Mountain

The Cat From Hunger Mountain

Book - 2016
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Lord Cat lives a lavish lifestyle until drought strikes Hunger Mountain, but when he goes to seek sustenance, he finds much more than food.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9780399172786
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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Jun 07, 2017

This is one of those books whose artwork take an o.k. story into the realm of a 4 or 5 star book. The premise of the moralistic story was good but its telling was lacking; I can't decide if it was from author's lack of experience or ability. But the "mixed-media collage" illustrations are an absolute must-see.

Mar 09, 2017

A great fable portrayed in this picture book. We loved the message and the unique artwork. Not all our picture book reading leads to discussion but this one did. Themes of gratitude and not wasting what we have came up for us.

FindingJane Jan 12, 2017

Mr. Young brings his deceptive simple storytelling and beautiful collages to this story of a greedy and indifferent cat lord. When famine strikes, even the rich aren’t immune and this tom learns a painful lesson about waste and entitlement when he’s beset with hunger.

The illustrations are just gorgeous, with cut-out details that give a three-dimensional feel to a two-dimensional surface. Along with the collages are artful watercolors of misty horizons and pictures of rocks, sky, waterfalls, pandas, peacocks and various other animals. This is a lovely addition to any collector of Mr. Young’s works, almost on a level of coffee table books that appeal to adult readers.


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