One of the first books for countless children, this story of a free-spirited Cat who, with his high jinks and mischievous friends (Things One and Two) turns the house upside-down for two bored children on a rainy day is retold in Latin in Cattus Petasatus.
This edition features the original artwork of Dr. Seuss and a translation in rhyming verse that echoes the sound of the original Cat in the Hat.
The wonderful, whimsical, and thought-provoking stories of Dr. Seuss have been published in twenty languages. An excellent addition to Seuss collections the world over, this Latin-language edition of Seuss' timeless first reader is a welcome, all-occasion gift, a delightful way to revisit a treasured tale, and an enjoyable way to refresh your high school Latin.
� Brilliant Latin translation in rhyming verse that echoes the sound of the original
� Original artwork of Dr. Seuss
� Latin-to-English vocabulary
� Note on the verse-form and rhythm
|Publisher:||Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Latin-language Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.56(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.38(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Date of Birth:March 2, 1904
Date of Death:September 4, 1991
Place of Birth:Springfield, Massachusetts
Place of Death:La Jolla, California
Education:B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It's well known that Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat in response to a challenge to write a children's book only using 40 basic vocabulary words. Now a new spin brings basic vocabulary to another language. Latin, often thought to be the "dead" language, is brought alive with something other than the so called "dead guys." Here the reader can have a basis in the book, and verse, beforehand and see it and Latin anew in this translation. The translators do a marvelous job of mimicing the rhythm and meter of Seuss's charming tale. And with the Seuss drawings intact the connection between the text in Latin and the story is there to help you along. It makes Latin accessible and that's not a small feat. Read it aloud and you feel so very intelligent. Try this book - it's fun.
I don't know how many of you were 'priveleged' to take Latin in school. Looking back now, I never appreciated how much fun it was. I remember it well, 'Arma virumque cano troiae qui primus ab oris,' from Aeneid's Virgil. The passion of the language has long been lost. Until now. Thanks to innovative minds, latin has been unearthed through and can be found in the wondorous world of Dr. Seuss, via the Cat in the Hat (or, more appropriately, Cattus Petasatus). You know the story; however seeing the classic and masterful illustrations combined with the not-so-archaic text makes this delightful tale seem not so old-hat (no pun intended). If you have taken Latin in college, or you are one of those loo-loos who loves the language (like me), or you want to see Dr. Seuss in a whole new light, pick up Cattus Petasatus today.