The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

August 10, 2016

August 10, 1938

Tony Ross (August 10, 1938) is a British author of children's books, an illustrator of others' books, and a film-maker of animated films for television. His picture books are not limited to:

I Want a Cat, 1989 and
The Shop of Ghosts, (from G. K. Chesterton), 1994.

Among the books for which he is credited as illustrator we note:

Eric Morecambe, The Reluctant Vampire, 1982
Willis Hall, Vampire Park, 1983 
Michael Palin, Limericks, 1985
Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr Fox, 1988
Michael Morpurgo, Red Eyes at Night, 1998
Jeanne Willis, Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog, 2009;


His Who's Who article lists his hobbies as: "Sailing, gentle sports, keeping unfit".

It also mentions his three marriages, and a partner. Here are just a couple of many cats that he drew.











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