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Here Comes the Cat!

Frank Asch Vladimir Vagin

32 pages
Mcsweeney's Literary Arts Fund

In 1986, two artists?one Russian, one American?joined forces, against the odds, to tell a brand new kind of picture story.

In Here Comes the Cat!, a single mouse runs around shouting "HERE COMES THE CAT!" again and again?in both English and Russian?until everybody he knows is worried sick. Just when the tension can't get any tenser, the cat arrives? with a giant wheel of cheese! A big party breaks out and everyone?the reader included?laughs a huge laugh of relief.

Funny, whip-smart, and illustrated in mesmerizing detail, Here Comes the Cat! is a parable about fear, more relevant than ever, that follows in the great tradition of Chicken Little. McSweeney's proudly presents this deluxe new edition, complete with a fold-out dust-jacket, on the 25th anniversary of the book's conception.

Author Bio

Author of the Moonbear series, Frank Asch has written in almost every category of children's literature including poetry, concept books, juvenile nonfiction, and children's novels.

Vladimir Vagin is an award-winning illustrator of more than fifty books. Originally from Russia, he moved to the U.S. in 1990.