The Rabbi’s Cat

Paperback $17.95

Pantheon | May 22, 2007 | 152 Pages | 7-3/4 x 10-1/4 | ISBN 9780375714641

  • Paperback$17.95

    Pantheon | May 22, 2007 | 152 Pages | 7-3/4 x 10-1/4 | ISBN 9780375714641

  • Hardcover$24.00

    Pantheon | Aug 16, 2005 | 152 Pages | 7-3/4 x 10-1/4 | ISBN 9780375422812

Praise

“He draws faster than his shadow. He comes up with new stories as if he were drinking a glass of water. He talks more than anyone I’ve ever known. He’s extremely talented, extremely funny, extremely smart. I guess this is the description of a genius. And I don’t say such things because he’s my friend. Joann Sfar is not a rabbi, but he describes better than anyone the religious dilemma with tenderness, intelligence, and humor. The Rabbi’s Cat is a book that everybody should read.”
–Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis

“[The Rabbi’s Cat] is rich in historic and cultural detail and filled with great stories.”
The Washington Post

“As fanciful as Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,
a whole lot shorter than The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, and a good deal more Jewish than Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Joann Sfar’s graphic novel is hilarious, poignant, and wise. And now that I’m done reading it for the first time, I’m going to read it again.”
–Adam Langer, author of Crossing California

“An affecting, fraught, and–yes–sometimes hilarious tour de force about the complexities of living faithfully in a godless world.”
The Boston Globe

“In The Rabbi’s Cat, Joann Sfar’s words and pictures mingle in a dance both sacred and skeptical, perfectly graceful and clumsily human. I loved this book and I’m so grateful Sfar’s brilliance has finally been brought to America. He is one of the brightest cartoonists in the world!”
–Craig Thompson, author of Blankets

Author Essay

The following pages are excerpted from The Rabbi’s Cat by Joann Sfar. Copyright © 2005 by Joann Sfar. Excerpted by permission of Pantheon, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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