Klimt and His Cat

Klimt and His Cat

By Berenice Capatti; Octavia Monaco (Illustrator)

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802852823, 1pp.

Publication Date: September 2004

"Follow me into Gustav's studio -- it is alive with color! Look at the paintbrushes, the reds and blues and colorful hues that spill onto the table. Smell the scent of paint, of oil, of canvas"

Katze, the loyal cat of Gustav Klimt, takes readers on an exciting journey into the world of the famous Viennese painter. From distracting Gustav's models to tagging along with Gustav on vacations, Katze always provides keen insight about the artist's work and thoughts.

Enchanting illustrations, suggestive of Gustav Klimt's own style and enlivened by the lovable and curious Katze, make "Klimt and His Cat" a book for readers of all ages. This book not only teaches about the artwork of the Secessionist artist, but also suggests the importance of hard work, dedication, and being true to oneself.

About the Author

Octavia Monaco is an Italian illustrator who has created the art for many children's books, including Klimt and His Cat (Eerdmans). Octavia lives in Modena.