Grieving the death of his wife, America's favorite author and humorist shuts himself up in this Fifth Avenue house and abandons his writing. Only his daughter's cantankerous cat, Bambino, seems to understand Samuel Clemens and his moods.
"A heartfelt introduction to an American icon and his wit." Booklist
Distraught over the death of a friend, young Pablo Picasso spends his days creating sad, blue paintings that no one buys. Soon the starving artist is forced to put his cat, Minou, out on the streets. By chance Minou meets a troupe of circus performers who just might have the cure for Pablo's blues.
"The witty and loyal cat serves as a charming vehicle for introducing Picasso to aspiring artists and budding art lovers."
— Publishers Weekly
"This effective introduction offers a historically accurate explanation regarding the Blue Period as well as an engaging story."
— School Library Journal