This is a magical story of the love between mother and child and the gifts of kindness and understanding. Dragon King and Sea-Cat both live under the sea. Sea-Cat lives with his mother who sews him fabulous jewel-encrusted suits that shimmer and capture the attention of all who see him. Dragon King, the ruler, lives a sad and lonely life as he is so ashamed of his ugliness. When he sees Sea-Cat in his beautiful suit, he is overcome with jealousy and wants the suit for himself. But Sea-Cat is clever and kind and befriends Dragon King. Sea-Cat knows his mother can turn the Dragon King's ruby tears into a most dazzling suit, just for him!
|Edition description:||1ST US|
|Product dimensions:||5.32(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Angela Carter died in 1992, but her novels, short story collections, and essays live on, attracting new generations of readers to her often dark, always quirky worldview. Perhaps best known for her adult fiction (Wise Children, Nights at the Circus, Burning Your Boats, Saints and Strangers, among other titles), Carter was also a gifted and prolific essayist. She wrote screenplays, translated the fairy tales of Charles Perrault, and edited collections of folk tales but this is her only book for children.
Eva Tatcheva studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London. She is the illustrator of Witch Zelda's Birthday Cake: A Wild and Wicked Pop-Up, Pull-The-Tab Book. She lives in London.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
'It is a little-known fact that cats live at the bottom of the sea.' Thus begins an offbeat, nonsensical fable that elicits double takes and sly grins from older picture book readers and adults alike. In her first original book for children, the late author Angela Carter has woven an underwater tale about Sea-Cat who mopes about the wet until his mother knits him a wondrous cloak of seaweed and sea treasures. When the wise-and- wonderful, but monstrously ugly, Dragon King hears of the coat, he decides it's just what he needs to boost his own self-esteem. The plotting scheme that follows avoids the otherwise-predictable cliches of greed and vengence by presenting a friendly and positive problem-solving conclusion.