Following the phenomenal international success of Big Panda and Tiny Dragon and The Journey, James Norbury's latest book introduces readers to a very special cat on a remarkable adventure.
"I've learnt that what we want is seldom what we need, and what we need is almost never what we want"
This is the tale of a cat who longed for peace, acceptance, and a way to make sense of the world. . .
One day he hears of a solitary ancient pine, deep in the maple forests that shroud the valley, under the boughs of which infinite wisdom can be found. So begins a journey of discovery, and along the way he meets a vivid cast of animals, from a curious hare to a chattering monkey, a tiresome tortoise to a terrifying tiger, each with their own stories to tell.
But it is only through a surprise encounter with a playful kitten that he realizes the journey has never been about a tree. . .
Told in a gentle, calming style, The Cat Who Taught Zen introduces a new cast of characters for readers of all ages to fall in love with, offering timeless wisdom wrapped up into a tale of beguiling beauty.
- Publisher: Michael Joseph
- ISBN: 9780241640159
- Format: Hardback
237 mm x 194 mm