Encore, Opera Cat!
Publication Date: September 2009
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Alma is a cat who lives in Italy and loves opera. And she isn't just an "aficionado, " she is a magnificent singer herself. She longs to share the spotlight with Madame SoSo, the famous diva with whom she lives, but no one except Madame knows her secret. Madame SoSo feels the time has come for Alma to share her gift with the world. Alma is not so sure. Would anyone want to listen to a small cat sing about love? The surprising and satisfying answer to this question, along with humor-filled, stylish art, make for a delightful story sure to tickle fans of "Opera Cat" as well as all who love cats, opera, or both.
DAVID ELLIOTT is the author of EVANGELINE MUDD AND THE GOLDEN-HAIRED APES OF THE IKKINASTI JUNGLE, THE TRANSMOGRIFICATION OF ROSCOE WIZZLE, and the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling picture book AND HERE'S TO YOU!, illustrated by Randy Cecil. Of EVANGELINE MUDD AND THE GREAT MINK ESCAPADE, he says, "All of us should have a person like Evangeline in our lives. For me, it's my sister, Glory. Even today, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see her rolling up my driveway on a unicycle." David Elliott teaches at Colby-Sawyer College and in the MFA Program in Writing for Children at Lesley University.
ANDREA WESSON has illustrated several books for children, including EVANGELINE MUDD AND THE GOLDEN-HAIRED APES OF THE IKKINASTI JUNGLE, OPERA CAT, JACK QUACK, and NOT JUST ANOTHER MOOSE. Andrea Wesson lives with her husband, son, and two cats.