Chaucer the Cat and the Animal Pilgrims

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In the tradition of "Canterbury Tales," Chaucer the Cat and his group of animal pilgrims from all over the world relate tales from their native countries as a way to pass the time as they travel to honor St. Francis of Assisi.

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"Chaucer the Cat and the Animal Pilgrims" follows a group of animals as they make their way across Europe to visit the town of their patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi. But the journey is long and hard, so each night the animals take turns telling a story to cheer themselves along. Every story told reveals something of the nature of the beast--of the wily, clever, loyal, intrepid, and inventive nature of animals. The stories, like the animals, come from all over the world, and each tale is written with a clarity that ensures they are perfect for reading aloud or alone. Capturing the essence of this splendid picture book are Giles Greenfield's astonishingly beautiful watercolors.

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Gr 3-6-A group of pilgrims, led by Chaucer the Cat from London, are making their way along La Via Francigena to Assisi to honor Saint Francis. Many of them gather in Paris at Notre Dame, where Chaucer, in the tradition of his namesake, suggests they pass the time on their journey telling stories. He begins with the Grimms' "The Cat and the Mouse Set Up House." Because the animals have come from all over the world, retellings of tales from Australia, the West Indies, Africa, North America, China, and India are included along with others of European origin. Each one is prefaced by a brief description of the travelers' nightly stopping place and the storyteller's reason for selecting a particular tale. The accompanying watercolor illustrations are in two different styles: whimsical portrayals of the animals and misty landscape scenes of the towns and countryside through which they pass. The endpapers feature a map of the route from London to Assisi. This book was written in commemoration of both the 600th anniversary of Chaucer's death and the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Christ and is especially suitable for large folklore collections or for school libraries where the curriculum includes an introduction to Chaucer or to the history of religious pilgrimages.-Ginny Gustin, Sonoma County Library System, Santa Rosa, CA

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