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The Cat Who Taught Zen

James Norbury


Limited number of signed copies available while stocks last
The book will have either a signed bookplate or a signed title page

Following the phenomenal international success of Big Panda and Tiny Dragon and The 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 who hears of a solitary ancient pine, deep in a maple forest, under which infinite wisdom may be found. So begins a journey of discovery. 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. Each has stories to tell and lessons to share. But after a surprise encounter with a playful kitten, the cat questions 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.

Please note:
This pre-order title will be shipped after publication date of 28th September 2023. if you are ordering other books alongside this title, the entire order will be shipped at the same time. If you wish to receive the other books sooner, please place them on a separate order.


Penguin Books Ltd



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Hardback; 236 x 192mm



In stock

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