"Sfar’s words and pictures mingle in a dance both sacred and skeptical, perfectly graceful and clumsily human. I’m so grateful that his brilliance has finally been brought to America."
–Craig Thompson, author of Blankets
"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 a tenderness, intelligence, and humor. The Rabbi’s Cat is a book that everybody should read."
–Marjane Satrapi, author of Perspolis
"[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