An action-packed story in which Puss helps his master, Jacques, to find happiness and fortune, and in the meantime, lays to rest sleepless ghouls, cures a hermit's aches and foils the nasty Ogre. A glorious re-telling of a favourite tale, based on a script Philip Pullman wrote for a successful production at the Polka Children's Theatre. Illustrated with characteristic humour and aplomb by Ian Beck's pen-and-ink with watercolour artwork, peppered with amusing speech bubbles.
Ian Beck has written many successful picture books. A freelance illustrator for over twenty years (including such notable artwork as the record cover for Elton John's Yellow Brick Road album), Ian turned to writing and illustrating children's books on the birth of his own first child. Philip Pullman is one of the most highly acclaimed children's authors of the decade. He has been on the shortlist of just about every major children's book award in the last few years, and has won the Smarties Prize (Gold Award, 9-11 age category) for THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER and the prestigious Carnegie Medal for NORTHERN LIGHTS. He was the first children's author ever to win the Whitbread Prize for his novel THE AMBER SPYGLASS.