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A beloved fairy tale reimagined  A poor shoemaker must close his business as there is no work, but his cat is determined to save the shoemaker from his plight. Using a magnificent pair of boots and a sly plan, the trusty cat tempts a monster and tricks the beast into using his own vanity against himself. With the monster defeated, the shoemaker reopens his shop and can once again sell his beautiful shoes to the townspeople. A beautifully distinctive retelling of a classic tale, this childrens book features enchanting illustrations from acclaimed artist Ayano Imai.,

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Ayano Imai

Born in London, England, in 1980, Ayano Imai spent much of her youth traveling the globe with her family. From 1986 to 1990, she lived in Japan then relocated to the United States, splitting time between Connecticut and Los Angeles. After returning to Japan in 1994, she studied Japanese painting, specifically mineral pigment painting, at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. While there, she developed an interest in illustration. From 2003-2006, she participated in the illustration exhibition at the Bologna Book Fair. Her first picture book was published in 2006. She now lives in Chiba, Japan.

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