Puss in Boots
Series: The Classic Fairy Tale Collection
Published: April 2010
Age range: from 4 to 7
Hardcover with Jacket
all in color
8 1/2 X 10 7/8
Carton Quantity: 24
When a poor miller dies, he has nothing to leave his son but a cat—but, fortunately, it’s a very smart cat. With just a pair of boots, a feathered hat, and a cloth bag, the wily Puss changes his master’s luck, transforming him from a peasant into a prince.
John Cech and Bernhard Oberdieck, who created the critically acclaimed Classic Fairy Collection’s version of The Princess and the Pea, have teamed up once again to present a clever and enchanting retelling of one of the oldest fairy tales of all.
John Cech writes plays, poetry, and fiction for both children and adults, and is a professor of English at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is also the director of the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture and served as a judge for The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year, as well as the Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards; was president of the Children’s Literature Association; and won the Chandler Award of Merit for his work in Children’s Literature. Bernhard Oberdieck has illustrated numerous books, including The Princess and the Pea (Sterling, 2007), and enjoys international acclaim. He uses a variety of media, including colored pencils, pastels, and acrylics, to create his fine, detailed work.