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The Cat, the Owl and the Fresh Fish

A Picture Book

by (author) Nadine Robert

illustrated by Sang Miao

Milky Way Picture Books
Initial publish date
Feb 2023
General, General, Humorous Stories
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2023
    List Price

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A cunning owl and a distracted cat attempt to outsmart each other in author Nadine Robertand illustrator Sang Miao’s charming, timeless fable, The Cat, the Owl and the Fresh Fish.

One day, Grey Cat stumbles upon a surprise in one of his usual fishing spots: a small wooden rowboat containing a bucket of fresh fish sitting idly. Curious and eager to snatch it up, Grey Cat seeks the help of a nearby owl, who is willing to lend a hand if Grey Cat helps him free his claw from under a log. But will Grey Cat choose to help the owl—or is he too eager to reach the rowboat and grab his newfound treasure?

“Aesop himself would be pleased with this original parable of brains outsmarting greed.” —Kirkus Reviews

About the authors

Nadine Robert is a Canadian author and publisher. She began her career as a video game designer and director of animated films. Her first picture book, "Joseph Fipps" (Enchanted Lion) received a STARRED review from Publishers Weekly. Cofounder of publishing house Comme des geants, she has always had a strong passion for children’s illustrated books. She holds degrees in Education and Literature and she has translated a few picture books to French. She lives in Montreal Canada with her family.

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Sang Miao's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“Aesop himself would be pleased with this original parable of brains outsmarting greed.”


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