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The Cinder-Eyed Cats

Written by Eric RohmannAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Eric Rohmann


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 3-7 years
· October 15, 1997 · $17.00 · 978-0-517-70896-5 (0-517-70896-5)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

In his first book since Time Flies, his Caldecott Honor debut, Eric Rohmann transports a young boy in a magical sailboat to a lush tropical island inhabited by six cats with eyes like blazing coals.  Rohmann's magnificent oil paintings draw the eye seamlessly from page to page, adding layers of complexity to a deceptively simple storyline. His palette reaches effortlessly from the brilliance of a tropical day to the glow of a starlit night, while his scenes range from breathtaking ocean vistas to the meticulously detailed and expressive creatures. The Cinder-Eyed Cats is both a sumptuous feast for the eye and a virtuoso feat of picture storytelling.

Time Flies , a wordless picture book, is inspired by the theory that birds are the modern relatives of dinosaurs.  This story conveys the tale of a bird trapped in a dinosaur exhibit at a natural history museum.  Through Eric's use of color, readers can actually see the bird enter into a mouth of a dinosaur, and then escape unscathed.

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"A beautiful book that readers will turn to again and again." — Booklist, Starred

"Rohmann’s bright-eyed cats are as mesmerizing as a vivid dream." — Publishers Weekly

"Rohmann’s magnificent oil paintings masterfully mix reality and fantasy." — Los Angeles Times

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Eric Rohmann's first book for children, Time Flies, was named a Caldecott Honor Book in 1995, and was called a splendid debut by Kirkus Reviews.

Eric holds degrees in fine arts from Arizona State University and Illinois State University.  He is a former teacher, and has exhibited his artwork as numerous galleries and museums across the country. Eric is a painter, printmaker, and a fine bookmaker, and he lives outside of Chicago.

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