In the Eyes of the Cat by Demi
Japanese Poetry for All Seasons

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An illustrated collection of classic Japanese nature poetry includes poems about ducklings, kittens, and horses, as well as mud snails and sea slugs. By the author of The Empty Pot.
 

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Demi became fascinated with Buddhism at the age of three, when she chose a small golden statue of the Buddha at a five-and-dime store. At age twenty-one she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study art in India, where she walked in the footsteps of the Buddha. She has practiced Buddhism for twenty years, along with her husband, Tze-si Huang. In researching the art for "Buddha," she drew from Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, and Indonesian paintings, sculptures, and sutra illustrations, particularly Pahari and Chamba Indian miniature paintings. For the story of the Buddha's life, Demi relied on her library of more than 82,000 books, most of which relate to Buddhism. Demi is the author and illustrator of many books, including "The Empty Pot," "The Magic Tapestry," "The Firebird," and "The Magic Gold Fish," She lives in Carnation, Washington.
 
Published April 1, 1992 by Henry Holth & Co (J). 80 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Non-fiction

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Arranged by season, 75 brief poems (many haiku) about animals.

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The translation is appropriately spare--``The sun is setting / On the tail / Of the copper pheasant''--and sometimes, serendipitously, the text rhymes--``How visibly / The gentle morning airs / Stir in the caterpillar's / Silky hairs.'' The horizontal format of the small book allows room for a ve...

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