Cat, the Owl and the Fresh Fish

The Cat, the Owl and the Fresh Fish

By Nadine Robert
Illustrator Sang Miao


Price: $18.99

  • Publication Date: February 14, 2023
  • Imprint: Milky Way Picture Books
  • Trim Size: 7 12 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 9781990252174
  • Page Count: 36
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World English

A cunning owl and a distracted cat attempt to outsmart each other in this charming, timeless fable

One day, Grey Cat stumbles upon a surprise in one of his usual fishing spots: a small wooden rowboat containing a bucket of fresh fish sitting idly. Curious and eager to snatch it up, Grey Cat seeks the help of a nearby owl, who is willing to lend a hand if Grey Cat helps him free his claw from under a log. But will Grey Cat choose to help the owl—or is he too eager to reach the rowboat and grab his newfound treasure?


“Aesop himself would be pleased with this original parable of brains outsmarting greed.”

About the author

Nadine Robert began her career as a video-game designer and director of animated films. As the founder of the publishing house Comme des géants, she has always had a strong passion for illustrated children’s books that have a powerfully built narrative approach combined with strong images. Her most recent book, On the Other Side of the Forest, was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus and a New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book. She lives in Montréal with her family. Sang Miao is a freelance illustrator who graduated from the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom and has since worked on numerous fiction and children’s book projects. Her most recent picture book, The Immortal Jellyfish, was a finalist for the Children’s Book Council’s Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards. Her work is inspired by nature, different cultures, and daily life. She currently lives in China.