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Anatole and the Cat
Author Eve Titus
Illustrator Paul Galdone
Publisher Penguin Random House
Publication date
  • 1957
  • 12 January, 2010
Media type Picture book
Pages 32
Awards Caldecott Honor
ISBN 978-0375855474 ISBN-13

Anatole and the Cat is a 1957 picture book written by Eve Titus and illustrated by Paul Galdone. The book tells the story of a mouse who secretly works at a cheese factory and what happens when the owner brings a cat to the factory. The book was a recipient of a 1958 Caldecott Honor for its illustrations.


Anatole is the happiest, most contented mouse in all of Paris. He is Vice-President in charge of Cheese Tasting at Duvall’s cheese factory. He works in secret at night–the people at Duvall have no idea their mysterious taster is really a mouse! So M’sieu Duvall thinks nothing of bringing his pet cat to the factory…

Clever Anatole must act to protect his job and his life! He must do what no mouse has done before–find a way to bell the cat. Bonne chance, Anatole!

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