Following the phenomenal international success ofBig Panda and Tiny DragonandThe Journey, James Norbury's latest book introduces readers to a very special cat on a remarkable adventure.
"I've learnt that what we want is seldom what we need, and what we need is almost never what we want"
This is the tale of a cat wise in the ways of zen, journeying to discover a fabled ancient pine, under which infinite wisdom may be found.
Along the way he meets a vivid cast of animals: from an anxious monkey and a tortoise tired of life, to a tiger struggling with anger, a confused wolf cub and a covetous crow.
But it's a surprise encounter with a playful kitten, that forces the cat to question everything . . .
Told in a gentle, calming style, The Cat Who Taught Zen introduces a new cast of characters for readers of all ages to fall in love with, offering timeless wisdom wrapped up into a tale of beguiling beauty.
The Cat Who Taught Zen
Michael Joseph - PRH UK
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28 September 2023
James Norbury is an artist, author and illustrator with a love of nature and animals.
James was born in the Forest of Dean and he's spent most of his life writing and drawing. He studied Zoology at university and after graduating he moved to Ireland. From there he travelled around the UK living in Newcastle, Swansea and Cheltenam, some of the time living on a narrowboat.
James now lives back in Swansea with his wife and their seven cats. He volunteers with his local Cats Protection.