ANNIE M. G. SCHMIDT (1911-1995) was regarded as the Queen of Dutch
Children's Literature, and her books have been an essential part of
every Dutch childhood for the last fifty years. Having won numerous
awards during her lifetime, including the 1989 Hans Christian
Andersen Award, Schmidt is now included in the canon of Dutch
history taught to all Dutch schoolchildren, alongside Spinoza, Anne
Frank, and Vincent van Gogh.
DAVID COLMER has won several international awards for his translations of Dutch and Flemish novels, poetry, and children's books. He has translated much of Annie M. G. Schmidt's work.
"A satisfying and triumphant fantasy."--Publishers Weekly
"A charming, refreshing, and funny treat."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred
". . . a fanciful tale. . . .Readers will come away with the knowledge that caring for someone (or some cat) can make one a better, stronger, more empathetic person."--School Library Journal
"Schmidt raises questions about what it is to be human, what it is to be a cat, what it is to be something in between, and what it means to accept someone for who she is."--Shelf Awareness, Starred