Caldecott winner Ed Young’s latest picture book came out today from Philomel, an imprint of Penguin Random House. The Cat From Hunger Mountain, which he wrote and illustrated, has published to amazing reviews (including three starred reviews!), was selected as one of New York Times Best Illustrated Books of 2016, an Amazon Best Book of the Year, is one of Bookish’ Best Children’s Books of Fall 2016 and is currently a #1 new release in the Children’s Asian Literature category on Amazon.
In a place called Hunger Mountain there lives a lord who has everything imaginable yet never has enough. To satisfy his every desire, he hires builders to design the tallest pagoda; a world-famous tailor to make his clothing from silk and gold threads; and a renowned chef to cook him lavish meals with rice from the lord’s own fields. What more could he possibly want?
Yet when drought plagues the land, Lord Cat is faced with his first taste of deep loss, he ventures down the mountain and what he discovers will change his life forever.
Rendered in exquisite mixed-media collage, Caldecott Medalist Ed Young’s deceptively simple fable is a deeply affecting tale about appreciating the value of treasures that need not be chased.
“Young is at the height of his powers in this fable that offers a feast for the eyes, mind, and soul. A visual masterpiece.”–Kirkus Reviews starred review
“compelling fable…is crucial for humanity and will spark meaningful classroom conversations.”–School Library Journal starred review
“Young crafts his images from a variety of patterned papers and photographs, a repurposing that gracefully echoes the story’s themes.”–Publishers Weekly starred review
Learn more about Ed and his body of work at his website!