The White Cat and the Monk is a retelling of the classic Old Irish poem “Pangur Bán.” With Jo Ellen Bogart’s simple and elegant narration and Sydney Smith’s classically inspired images, this contemplative story pays tribute to the wisdom of animals and the wonders of the natural world. No man or cat is an island. ), The White Cat and the Monk, Walker Books, 1 July 2016, 36pp., $16.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781406372977 The ninth century Irish poem Pangur Bán written by a Benedictine monk is retold in this captivating picture book for middle primary to lower secondary years. White Cat and the Monk "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. / By candle’s light, late into the night / we work, each at a special trade.” The voice is lyrical yet easily understood. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. The pictures are wonderful adding detail to the tale so there is no need for further words. A monk leads a simple life. --Provided by publisher. The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán" (Book) : Bogart, Jo Ellen : After spending a night studying his books, a monk reflects on his life and finds that he and his cat live equally simple lives, both in constant pursuit His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. -- A monk seeks knowledge in his manuscripts. An uplifting tale about light in the darkness. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán" (Picture Book) : Bogart, Jo Ellen : "A monk leads a simple life. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking." It’s all about relationship. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. His white cat, Pangur, seeks a mouse. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking." His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. About the Author: Jo Ellen Bogart was born in Houston, Texas, and studied both elementary education and psychology at the University of Texas. Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "pangur Ban": A Retelling of the Poem "pangur Bán": Bogart, Jo Ellen, Smith, Sydney: Amazon.sg: Books The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem Pangur Bán (Book) : Bogart, Jo Ellen : "A monk leads a simple life. Cats—Juvenile fiction. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. From within one, light leaks out, and a robed man with a long, white beard welcomes his friend: “I, monk and scholar, / share my room // with my white cat, Pangur. The white cat and the monk : a retelling of the poem 'Pangur Bán'. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking.The White Cat and the Monk is a retelling of the classic Old Irish poem “Pangur Bán.” Groundwood (PGW, dist. Indeed, the first five pages of The White Cat and the Monk simply show Pangur finding his way into the monastery and the monk’s quarters, quietly leading young readers into this introspective tale. 3. Read more. Beautiful, medieval-like watercolor and ink artwork illuminates this story about human-animal companionship and the pursuit of joy. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking." [Jo Ellen Bogart; Sydney Smith] The White Cat and the Monk is a retelling of the classic Old Irish poem "Pangur Bán." The White Cat and the Monk The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán" (Picture Book) : Bogart, Jo Ellen : "A monk leads a simple life. Helpful. As the night turns to dawn, the cat leads the monk to the truth he has been seeking. 8 people found this helpful. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. ), $18.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-55498-780-1 He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán" (Picture Book) : Bogart, Jo Ellen : A monk leads a simple life. At its foundation, The White Cat and the Monk has all the elements of a contemplative read: quiet, books, companionship, and a cat. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking." His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. When The White Cat and the Monk first arrived in our library, I took it home immediately. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking. His cat Pangur leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. -- The White Cat and the Monk is a retelling of the classic Old Irish poem “Pangur Bán.” With Jo Ellen Bogart’s simple and elegant narration and Sydney Smith’s classically inspired images, this contemplative story pays tribute to the wisdom of animals and the wonders of the natural world. In an author’s note at the end, she explains (and, considering how long ago the original was written, speculates) a bit more about the monk and his timeless poem. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. -- "A monk leads a simple life. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking." He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Bán” Jo Ellen Bogart, illus. --Provided by publisher. 2. 0 Ratings 0 Want to read; 0 Currently reading; 0 Have read; This edition was published in 2016 Written in English "A monk leads a simple life. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking"-- Provided by publisher. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking." In her post about the book The White Cat and the Monk, Maria Popova uses this great phrase, “uncompetitive purposefulness”, which is one of those things that you hear and you’re like, riiiight, that’s how I want to be living my life.. The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem Pangur Bán (Book) : Bogart, Jo Ellen : "A monk leads a simple life. Issued in print and electronic formats. A monk leads a simple life. The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem Pangur Bán (Book) : Bogart, Jo Ellen : A monk leads a simple life. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. The White Cat and the Monk… The white cat and the monk : a retelling of the poem Pangur Bán / Jo Ellen Bogart ; pictures by Sydney Smith. —ISBN 978-1-55498-781-8 (pdf) 1. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. Get this from a library! The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem Pangur Bán (Book) : Bogart, Jo Ellen : "A monk leads a simple life. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking. "Pangur Bán" is an Old Irish poem, written about the 9th century at or near Reichenau Abbey by an Irish monk about his cat. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán" (Book) : Bogart, Jo Ellen : "A monk leads a simple life. The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán" (Book) : Bogart, Jo Ellen : "A monk leads a simple life. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking." Buy The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem "pangur Ban" by Bogart, Jo Ellen, Smith, Sydney online on Amazon.ae at best prices. The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem 'Pangur Ban': Bogart, Jo Ellen, Smith, Sydney: Amazon.sg: Books ISBN 978-1-55498-780-1 (bound). His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. Posted on April 26, 2017 October 14, 2017 by sophiahd. Monks—Juvenile fiction. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. The White Cat and the Monk is a retelling of the classic Old Irish poem “Pangur Bán.” With Jo Ellen Bogart’s simple and elegant narration and Sydney Smith’s classically inspired images, this contemplative story pays tribute to the wisdom of animals and the wonders of the natural world. It is hard for me to resist when two of my favourite things are combined, like a children’s book about a cat. -- Although the poem is anonymous, it bears similarities to the poetry of Sedulius Scottus, prompting speculation that he is the author. The story of the monk and his white cat working through the night together, both searching for something. The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem "Pangur Bán" (Book) : Bogart, Jo Ellen : "A monk leads a simple life. The “story” in The White Cat and the Monk is Jo Ellen Bogart’s simple yet touching retelling of a poem written by an Irish monk in the ninth century. by Sydney Smith. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. Pangur Bán, 'White Pangur', is the cat's name, Pangur meaning 'a fuller'. The white cat and the monk a retelling of the poem "Pangur Bán" by Jo Ellen Bogart. The cat paws at it until he’s let in and, from there, the poem begins in script-like font, from the monk’s perspective: “I, monk and scholar,/share my room/with my white cat, Pangur./By candle’s light, late into the night,/we work, each at a special trade.” -- 11 talking about this. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. A retelling of the anonymous Irish poem Pangur Bán. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking. With Jo Ellen Bogart's simple and elegant narration and Sydney's Smith's classically inspired images, this contemplative story pays tribute to the wisdom of animals and the wonders of the natural world. 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