A fanciful weaving of facts and dream-like thoughts, this gentle, enchanting book enhances reality as it introduces young readers to a historical figure they may never have encountered.
Ketem, a wise Israeli cat, is about to face the loss of his comfortable bookstore abode in Jerusalem. He has decided that his new residence will be the book-filled home of Professor Martin Buber, the world-renowned author and philosopher. Perhaps based on Buber’s legendary relationship with his cat, the philosopher’s reputation is well-known among the local feral felines. The cats confer, discussing the plausibility of moving in with the venerable sage.
Respect and relationships — keystones of Buber’s worldview — permeate this engaging book. It is an excellent candidate for nighttime reading or for any time you and your children need to remember some important and lasting values.
Award-winning journalist and freelance writer, Helen Weiss Pincus, has taught memoir writing and creative writing throughout the NY Metro area to senior citizens and high school students. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Record, The Jewish Standard, and other publications. She recently added “Bubby” to her job description.