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Candlewick Press, Nov 1, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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One of those rare picture books that resonates, in word and image, with the wisdom of myth and folklore, Catkin tells the story of a cat who is so small he can sit in the palm of a child's hand. Given to a farmer and his wife to keep watch over their baby girl, Catkin proves his merit when he must rescue the child from the merry, heedless Little People.

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Barber was educated at University College in London where she studied English Language and Literature.

Lynch's illustrations have wonmany awards in his native Ireland. Lynch was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the youngest in a family of five children. His professor in art school, including Raymond Briggs, encouraged him to try his hand at children's books. He received his degree in fine arts.

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