After a rat takes over his castle, a canine old lord knows there is only one way to get rid of such a bully. He needs a samurai fast-a samurai cat!
A fierce samurai arrives and draws his sword, ready to vanquish the upstart rodent. He charges toward the venomous vermin...
The defeated cat slinks away. Next, a samurai cat in full armor takes on the job.
The second cat slinks away. Then an old, toothless, ragged-tailed cat limps to the castle, promising to chase away the invader. What could this ancient cat possibly offer a humiliated dog with a giant pest problem on his paws?
About the Author
Mordicai Gerstein is a painter, sculptor, designer, and director of animated films. However, he is probably best known as a Caldecott Medal-winning children's book author and illustrator. In addition to The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, his books include The White Ram and A Book. He lives in western Massachusetts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Since the day this book was purchased for my six year old son months ago, it has been in the regular rotation for bedtime reading. The story is well-written with words a young child will understand. The illustrations of the various Samurai Cats, the Rat, the Docho, etc., are clear expressions of their characters. Not only is it fun to read, it is fun to look at. I also like to give each character a different voice as I read, like a loud and abrupt voice for the daimyo, or a soft voice for the docho. Get it and you won't regret it.