The Mythology of Cats

The Mythology of Cats

by Gerald Hausman

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The Mythology of Cats by Gerald Hausman, Loretta Hausman, Mariah Fox

Cats are known for their mystical powers, quirky personalities and uncommon intelligence. In The Mythology of Cats, award winning folklorist Gerald Hausman and his wife Loretta, offer a cat-ivating collection of over 50 tales that celebrate the spiritual and mythological magic of our feline friends. Here you will meet ... The cat who consoled Jack Kerouac--- The cat who named the country of Scotland---The cat who worked as a ma�tre d'---The cat who traveled across Persia ---The cat who inspired Ernest Hemingway--- and many, many more ...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150617483
Publisher: Irie Books
Publication date: 08/08/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 159
Sales rank: 1,083,911
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

GERALD HAUSMAN and LORETTA HAUSMAN spent 22 years in the Southwest during which time Gerald translated stories with his Navajo artist friend, Jay DeGroat. Some of these tales, like The Turquoise Horse, have been used in anthologies and school programs for three decades. Gerald has spoken on the History Channel, NPR�s All Things Considered, and Pacifica Broadcasting. The New York Times Book Review called his collection of mythology Tunkashila �An eloquent tribute to the first great storytellers of America.� In 1986, Gerald and Loretta founded the Blue Harbour School for Creative Writing in Jamaica, West Indies and operated it as an accredited summer school until the mid-nineties. After moving to Florida in 1994, the Hausmans continued to do writing workshops throughout the United States. During this time Gerald was awarded an Aesop Accolade Award from the American Folklore Society. Other books that he wrote with his wife Loretta have received honors from the American Bookseller, Children�s Protective Services, Bank Street College of Education, the National Council of Social Studies, the International Reading Association, Parent�s Choice and The New York Public Library. Their more than 80 books have been published in a dozen languages and have made them popular speakers at festivals and colleges. Presently they are part owners of a publishing company dedicated to finding new writing. Gerald says, "As editors, Loretta and I have always been passionate about helping other writers. Over the years we have helped many authors find their voice and get into print with established publishing houses. But more than that, we never lose sight of the fact that writing like life is a joyous expression, a gift that makes each day a transcendent treasure freshly opened to eye and ear."

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