This translation of the French classic dating from the 18th century, recaptures much of its delightful horror and humor and we hope it will charm the modern audience. To recapitulate, there are Moumouth the remarkable cat who was rescued from his gutterside existence by kind Madame de la Grenouillere; Mere Michele her maid who took Moumouth to her bosom; and her evil rat-like butler Lustucru, who found reason to plot for the life of Moumouth. It is all touch-and-go as one outwits the other in a series of coups that end in Lustucru's downfall. The illustrations, droll and like Daumier's characterizations, are as they were in the original. A gem.