Black Cat by Christopher Myers
(Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)

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"Arresting photo-collage artwork and hip-hop poetry tell the story of a stray cat's search for a home as it slinks its way through city streets...Pulses with city rhythms and scenarios, just waiting to be discovered and discussed." - School Library Journal, starred review "Edgy, visceral, this dazzling book captures the rhythms of the city and the gritty beauty of the urban landscape." - The Horn Book Coretta Scott
 

About Christopher Myers

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Myers is a graduate of Brown University and has completed the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Scholastic Press. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pub Date: March 17th, 1980 ISBN: 0670172847 Page count:...

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Myers (Walter Dean Myers’s Harlem, 1997) makes use of an idea with promise—following the trail of a black cat on its urban beat--but the result is less a hip city tour than a tortured grab at cool.

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An unseen narrator follows a lone black cat posing the refrain, Where is your home? in this ingenious tour of an urban landscape. If Myers's montage illustrations for Harlem paid homage to its peo

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In one spread, for instance, a rose-colored trio of apartment buildings enveloped by a fiery sky appears alongside an image of the cat atop a darkened brick wall next to a quartet of glass green bottles with just a hint of rosy-streaked yellow sky in the background.

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