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The cinder-eyed cats (edition 1997)

by Eric Rohmann

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Member:lmhudson
Title:The cinder-eyed cats
Authors:Eric Rohmann
Info:New York : Crown Publishers, c1997.
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Easy, Fantasy

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The Cinder-Eyed Cats by Eric Rohmann

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At night a boy sails through the sky to an island where wild cats play with swirling fish from the ocean. Beautiful illustrations and playful, dreamy mood.
  SASegsworth | Jun 13, 2013 |
This is sparing narrative poem that seemed more focused on telling the story of a series of illustrations than on keeping a strong narrative thread, but it was so richly descriptive that it caught my interest. Go on and read it. It won't take more than a couple of minutes at most. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
A young boy embarks upon a magical night-time journey in this gorgeous picture-book from Eric Rohmann, whose Time Flies was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1995. Borne away by a floating sailing ship, the boy comes to a faraway island where he creates a fantastic flying-fish sand-sculpture, encounters five tawny tigers, and is drawn into an enchanted dance - through the air? through the sea? perhaps through both, or neither? - with these cinder-eyed cats, and with all the denizens of the deep...

One of those image-rich picture-books that relies as much upon the artwork, as upon the text (minimal text, in this case), to create a gently surreal world, The Cinder-Eyed Cats has a kind of magnetic quality that draws the reader in. I can see why a fellow reviewer found the cover image compelling, as it certainly is that! Happily, the interior illustrations are just as mesmerizing. I don't know that there is much "story" here, but the reader willing to go with the flow will be rewarded with beautiful vistas, and a delightfully dream-like journey that is entirely appropriate in a bedtime book. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Apr 14, 2013 |
A good book about a boy with an imagination sailing into the sky and landing on an island. He is visited by cats and an ocean full of fish and other creatures. ( )
  kerry.wood | Mar 2, 2013 |
The Cinder-Eyed Cats is an exciting adventure of a boy who enters a dream world where his wildest fantasies come to life. ( )
  lmhudson | Nov 16, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440417430, Paperback)

From the creator of the Caldecott Honor winner Time Flies, here’s a little boy’s journey to a tropical dream world. Magnificent oil paintings and rhyming text bring to life a mysterious island where cinder-eyed cats move like shadows, boats float above the ocean, whales fly across the dawn sky, and a parade of fish dances in the light of a campfire.

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A boy makes a magical trip to a tropical island where he and five tiger-like cats watch as various sea creatures emerge from the ocean to dance by the light of their campfire.

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