The cat from Hunger Mountain /

by Young, Ed [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Philomel Books, [2016]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780399172786; 0399172785.Subject(s): Conduct of life -- Fiction | Wealth -- Fiction | Droughts -- Fiction | Cats -- Fiction | Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Wealth -- Juvenile fiction | Droughts -- Juvenile fiction | Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Picture books for children | Picture books for childrenSummary: Lord Cat lives a lavish lifestyle until drought strikes Hunger Mountain, but when he goes to seek sustenance, he finds much more than food.
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Caldecott Medalist Ed Young delivers a visually stunning, poignant story about humility, wastefulness, and appreciating what one has. <br> <br> A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2016!<br> <br> An Amazon Best Book of the Year!<br> <br> A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year!<br> <br> "Young creates a stunning visual symphony with a surprising and unsettling emotional power."-- New York Times Book Review <br> <br> * "The well-paced fable is visually stunning . . . Young is at the height of his powers in this fable that offers a feast for the eyes, mind, and soul. A visual masterpiece ."-- Kirkus Reviews , starred review<br> <br> * "Caldecott-winning author/illustrator Young has created another stunning and meaningful picture book to be enjoyed by all ages. This book is exquisite in text, tone, and illustration. A compelling fable that is crucial for humanity and will spark meaningful classroom conversations."-- School Library Journal , starred review<br> <br> * "Youngweaves an elegant cautionary fable."-- Publishers Weekly , starred review<br> <br> In a place called Hunger Mountain there lives a lord who has everything imaginable yet never has enough. To satisfy his every desire, he hires builders to design the tallest pagoda; a world-famous tailor to make his clothing from silk and gold threads; and a renowned chef to cook him lavish meals with rice from the lord's own fields. What more could he possibly want?<br> <br> Yet when drought plagues the land, Lord Cat is faced with his first taste of deep loss, he ventures down the mountain and what he discovers will change his life forever.<br> <br> Rendered in exquisite mixed-media collage, Caldecott Medalist Ed Young's deceptively simple fable is a deeply affecting tale about appreciating the value of treasures that need not be chased.<br> <br> <br> <br>

Lord Cat lives a lavish lifestyle until drought strikes Hunger Mountain, but when he goes to seek sustenance, he finds much more than food.

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Horn Book Review

Youngs original fable about a wasteful wealthy lordrendered in the illustrations as an anthropomorphized catdepicts its protagonists greed, his fall from power, and his eventual redemption. Detailed collage illustrations show the cat dressed in rich fabrics, bringing to mind Andersens similarly vain and arrogant Emperor. The cat lounges around in his finery, makes demands, and wastes food while other animals wait on him. When Lord Cats servants asked if their master had finished his meal, they were scolded. Are you blind? Cant you see that the bowl is half-empty? Take it away. His downfall is sparked when a drought devastates his mountain village, bringing famine and driving all the residents away. Alone and starving, Lord Cat ventures forth to find food. Eventually, he encounters two beggars like himself, warming themselves by the fire. Although illustrations on this spread and the next are a bit difficult to read, the text explains that the beggars tell him about a monk who feeds the hungry. When he finds the monk and takes sustenance, Lord Cat learns that the offered food is the very rice hed wasted (washed by the river down the mountainside), and humility and gratitude intertwine in the redemptive ending. Colorful, richly textured mixed-media collagesmade from fabrics, string, handmade paper, etc.in deep hues evoke Lord Cats life of luxury, contrasting with barren landscapes in neutral tones, under a stark white sky, that depict the famine. megan dowd lambert (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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