Cat Man of Aleppo


Author: Irene Latham and Karim Shamsi-Basha

Illustrator: Yuko Shimizu


LATHAM, Irene and SHAMSI-BASHA, Karim. The Cat Man of Aleppo. Illustrated by Yuko Shimizu. [NY]: G.P. Putnam’s Sons [2020]. 4to, [32]pp. Color pictorial boards. Color endpapers; color illustrations on every page. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (no medal affixed). Signed by Caldecott Honor artist Yuko Shimizu in both English and Japanese characters and with a small drawing of a cat.

First edition. 2021 Caldecott Honor Book! The remarkable true story of Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, who in the midst of the Syrian Civil War courageously offered safe haven to Aleppo's abandoned cats.