The Rabbi's Cat 2

By Joann Sfar; Brigitte Findakly (Illustrator)
(Pantheon Books, Hardcover, 9780375425073, 130pp.)

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

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Joann Sfar's beloved, humorous, and wise talking cat is back for more beautifully illustrated adventures in Algiers and across Africa in the 1930s. While the rabbi is away, his cat tags along with Malka of the Lions (the rabbi's enigmatic cousin), who roams the desert with his ferocious-on-demand lion. Some believe Malka to be a pious Jew, others think he's a shrewd womanizer, but the cat will be the one to discover the surprising truth.

Back in Algiers, the rabbi's daughter, Zlabya, and her new husband fill the house with their fighting, while the city around them fills with a rising tide of anti-Semitism. On a whim, the rabbi's cat, the rabbi, a sheikh (also a cousin of the rabbi), and a very misplaced Russian painter set out on a fantastic journey (even encountering a young reporter named Tintin in the Congo) in search of an African Jerusalem. It turns out to be very fortuitous that the rabbi's cat is not just a talking cat, but a multilingual talking cat.




About the Author
Joann Sfar is a force of nature. Having produced over 100 books since the early 1990s, he continually enchants, disturbs, and delights his readers with his unique rambling brand of storytelling.
He happily blends memoir with fantasy and philosophical musing with outrageous inventiveness. Sfar has evolved a personal mythology and a wondrous gallery of characters, many of whom have no qualms about guest starring in his other works. The result is a personal universe that readers around the world visit and revisit in growing numbers.

His works include "Vampire Loves", "Klezmer", "The Professor's Daughter" (in collaboration with Emmanuel Guibert), the "Sardine in Outer Space" and "Little Vampire series", and the Eisner Award-winning "The Rabbi's Cat". He lives in Paris with his wife, his two children, and a cat.



Brigitte Findakly lives in Montpellier, France, with her husband, the cartoonist Lewis Trondheim
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