A book for all cat-lovers! Worshipped in some cultures, feared in others, loved as pets worldwide, cats are seen as possessing special powerathletic, supernatural, or intellectual. The nine tales included her show cats in all their glory. The cats in these stories are kind, cruel, independent, lovableand always clever. These nine stories come from all points of the globe, including Sri Lanka ( The Magnificent Cat ), East Africa ( Why Cats Live with Women ), Italy ( The House of Cats ), and Tibet ( The Holy Cat ). These cat tales will teach readers the importance of caring, fairness and resourcefulness.
Pleasant DeSpain Bio: Pleasant DeSpain has a most unusual but true name and an equally unusual but true profession - writer and storyteller. He travels the world collecting, researching, writing and retelling traditional tales from native cultures. Born in Colorado, he wrote his first original story at age eight. It was published as The Mystery Artist in 1996. Pleasant taught speech-literature-drama for six years at three universities, and wrote-produced-hosted an award-winning TV show called Pleasant Journeys on KING TV, Seattle. Now, the author of eighteen award-winning, multicultural story collections and picture books, published by August House, has a home in Troy, NY and frequently travels to spend extended periods of time in Thailand. Pleasant continues to travel the world having amazing adventures. While living in Thailand he has continued to collect more stories and is working on a new book.