"The 9 Lives of Nathan Katz"

Below is a brief excerpt from a story for children written by my friend Will Cunningham and myself back in 2008. It's a story about life and deaths...but mostly it's a story about the love of four friends for their foolish friend! We recently resurrected the story for Ashlyn's kindergarten students and they LOVED it. Check out a few conceptual sketches below as well!

"I have always thought that cats were proud but Nathan Katz was the proudest cat I ever knew.  He was proud of many things: his muscles, his mustache, and the fact that he had eight more lives than than Queen of Katmandu. Because he was so proud, Nathan never listened to anybody and he always did whatever he wanted to do: he ran with scissors, he never looked before he leaped, and he always, always took candy from strangers (unless it was licorice – yuck!).

But no matter how proudly Nathan behaved, his friends never stopped loving him. They were the best friends a cat could have and they always liked joining Nathan on his many adventures (when they weren’t too scary of course)..." 

*Let us know if your know a publisher who might be interested (wink wink)!

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