My Cat Isis

My first picture book.
My first picture book.

My Cat Isis, written by Catherine Austen and illustrated by Virginie Egger (Kids Can Press, 2011)

Thousands of years ago, Isis was worshipped as an Ancient Egyptian goddess, the revered daughter of Earth and Sky. Today, there is a cat named Isis who is just as special — at least in the eyes of her owner.

Through a series of light-hearted comparisons between his cat and its goddess namesake, a young boy reveals surprising and playful similarities and differences between their two worlds. My Cat Isis is both an homage to a beloved family pet and a journey into the realm of Ancient Egyptian myth. An ideal book for cat lovers and lovers of ancient history alike.

“Kids intrigued by ancient Egypt and cats will appreciate the narrator’s evident love for both topics.” (Booklist)

“Whether you wish to start an approach to Egyptian mythology or just love cats and want something lightly humorous, this unique book with fascinating collage illustrations is just the ticket.” (Biblio Reads Children’s Book Review)

Recommended by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre:My Cat Isis takes a loving look at the similarities and differences between an ancient Egyptian divinity and a boy’s cat.”

  • Picture Book (ages 4-7)
  • 32 pages, full colour, hardcover
  • Themes: pets, ancient Egypt, humour
  • Published March 2011; ISBN: 978-1-55453-413-5

To purchase a copy of My Cat Isis, visit your local independent bookstore (find one at Indie Store Finder), order from Amazon, Chapters, or your favourite online retailer, or order directly from the publisher, Kids Can Press.

For more information on My Cat Isis, and some background info on ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses, visit the author’s website.

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