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The Boy Who Drew Cats | [Rabbit Ears Entertainment]

The Boy Who Drew Cats

This is the story of a small Japanese boy whose only interest is drawing pictures of cats...even while everyone else in the village is struggling to defeat a mysterious demon that plagues the countryside. Although first seen as entirely useless, it is the boy's peculiar talent that ultimately restores prosperity to the land. This haunting and enchanting folktale about finding your place in the world resonates with deep respect for and appreciation of Japanese culture.
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Publisher's Summary

This is the story of a small Japanese boy whose only interest is drawing pictures of cats...even while everyone else in the village is struggling to defeat a mysterious demon that plagues the countryside. Although first seen as entirely useless, it is the boy's peculiar talent that ultimately restores prosperity to the land. This haunting and enchanting folktale about finding your place in the world resonates with deep respect for and appreciation of Japanese culture.

Original music by Mark Isham.

Don't miss any of the great stories from Rabbit Ears Entertainment.

©1995 Rabbit Ears Entertainment LLC; (P)1992 Rabbit Ears Entertainment LLC. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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"An enchanting series." (People)
"The scripts are great and you can't beat the casting." (The New York Times)

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    "Great Story with a Beautiful Production"

    The story is eerie and engaging. The music is perfectly orchestrated to fit the mood. The narrator has a captivating voice and does an excellent job pacing the tale. A first rate audiobook production all around.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Helena Hong Kong, Hong Kong 02-23-12
    Helena Hong Kong, Hong Kong 02-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you listen to The Boy Who Drew Cats again? Why?

    Yes. It's beautifully done. Music, narration, story, everything was magical.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Boy Who Drew Cats?

    When the stroke on the wall with the charcoal became a cat's tail.


    Which character – as performed by William Hurt – was your favorite?

    The narrator of course


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Absolutely. I have never heard anyone tell a story in such a way -


    Any additional comments?

    Just perfect - lovely story beautifully told.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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